Apr 162014
 April 16, 2014

AquiyAlla-400You are invited to the 30th Meeting of the Latin American Labor History Conference, “Aquí y Allá: Migrations in Latin American Labor History” to be held May 2-3, 2014, at the BorderWork(s) Lab at Duke. This conference brings together some of the top scholars studying migrations within and from Latin America from a transnational perspective. While all conference sessions are open, we ask that you only attend the workshop sessions if you have read the papers under discussion and plan to participate in the seminar.

Please contact the conference organizer, Yuri Ramírez at yr17@duke.edu for information on how to access the papers. If you plan to attend the dinner session on Friday or the lunch session on Saturday  you must register to do so, since these are not open to the public.

This event is co-sponsored by several units at Duke: the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke, the Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation, Duke’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Department of History, DukeEngage, Romance Studies, BorderWork(s) Lab, Latino/a Studies in the Global South, the Center for Documentary Studies, the Graduate School, Cultural Anthropology, the International Comparative Studies Program, Center for International Studies, the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Forum for Scholars and Publics,
the History Ferguson Endowment, and Dean O’Rand.

Friday, May 2

10:00-10:15 Introduction

Yuridia Ramírez, Conference organizer

10:15-10:30 Welcome
Javier Díaz de León, Consul General of Mexico in Raleigh, NC

 10:30-12:30 Session 1 — Communicating Migration
Óscar Enrique Martínez, El Faro (El Salvador)
Hannah Gill, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), Institute for the Study of the Americas
Damien Cave, New York Times
Diana Oliva Cave, Fusion.net
Paul Cuadros, Journalism professor (UNC) and freelance writer for Time
Walter Gómez, La Conexión

12:30-2:00 Lunch (participants only)

2:15-4:00 Session 2 — Policies and Politics
Xóchitl Bada, University of Illinois at Chicago
Guillermo Yrizar Barbosa, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Discussants: Gunther Peck (Duke University) and Laura López-Sanders (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

4:15-6:00 Session 3 — Migrants and the New South
Yuridia Ramírez, Duke University
Mary Odem, Emory University
Discussants: Leon Fink (University of Illinois at Chicago) and Julie Weise (University of Oregon)

6:15-8:00 Dinner Session — DukeEngage Tucson Program (registration required)
Student presentations from former participants in the DukeEngage Tucson program, directed by Charlie Thompson and Jenny Snead-Williams

Saturday, May 3

9:30-11:15 Session 4 — Laboring Outside the Law
Michael David Snodgrass, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Aviva Chomsky, Salem State University
Discussants: Cindy Hahamovitch (William and Mary University; currently at National Humanities Center) and Michael Innis-Jiménez (University of Alabama)

11:30-1:00 Lunch Session — Health and Migration (registration required
Leonor Corsino, MD, Duke University Medical Center
Rebecca Reyes, Coordinator of Latino Health Services at Duke
Dennis Clements, Professor of Pediatrics, Family Medicine, and Global Health and Senior Advisor for the Duke Global Health Institute
Luke Smith, El Futuro

1:15-2:45 Session 5 — Emigration and Return Migration
Adam Goodman, University of Pennsylvania
Ana Raquel Minian, Stanford University
Discussants: Deborah Cohen (University of Missouri at St. Louis) and Charles Thompson (Duke University)

3:00-4:45 Session 6 — Migrations in Latin America
Mark Overmyer-Velázquez, University of Connecticut
Catherine Nolan-Ferrell, University of Texas at San Antonio
Discussants: Julie Greene (University of Maryland; currently at the National Humanities Center) and Ariana Vigil                (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

 5:00-6:00 Closing Discussion
Matt Garcia, Arizona State University