Dec 302014
 December 30, 2014  Tagged with:

ArendtThis one-day workshop invites scholars to examine the role of the identification processes, and the human rights implications thereof, in the UN’s global statelessness prevention campaign. In late 2014, the UN initiated an ambitious agenda to eradicate statelessness globally, a problem that likely affects far more than 10 million people worldwide. In addition to the goals of improving national and international legal frameworks regulating citizenship and human rights, The UNHCR Action Plan to End Statelessness privileges expanding identification regimes and improved quantitative and qualitative research on stateless populations as measures for reducing and preventing statelessness. Given that scholars and activists are increasingly concerned about the role of identification schemes in the expanding “surveillance state,” a careful evaluation of the UN’s statelessness eradication campaign and its potential protection gaps is both essential and timely.

For more information, please contact Suzanne Katzenstein.

UNHCR’s Global Action Plan to End Statelessness: A Critical Examination of Identification Infrastructures
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Nov 172014
 November 17, 2014  Tagged with:

This workshop maps the broad conceptual parameters of Central American-American Studies and explores them through history, cultural and literary studies, and humanistic social sciences, as well as interdisciplinary frameworks. Engaging with this transnational U.S. population, Subjects of and for Central American-American Studies aims to proceed with the critical baton of academic conversation started after the historic 2012 Teresa Lozano Long conference at The University of Texas at Austin on “Central Americans and the Latino/a Landscape: New Configurations of Latina/o America” and the summer 2013 special issue of Latino Studies on “U.S. Central Americans: Representations, Agency and Communities.” Questions to be worked through include: what is “Central American-American” (and the very language that names it), how is it brought into view, what is its past and future, how is it dialoguing with Latino/a Studies, and are there new geographic sites and analytic nests of possibilities?

Organized by Duke Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South and co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Program in Women’s Studies, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies.

Friday, April 17, 9:00am-6:30pm
Pink Parlor, East Duke Building

ARTURO ARIAS The University of Texas at Austin
MARITZA CARDENAS The University of Arizona
CARY CORDOVA The University of Texas at Austin
KENCY CORNEJO The University of New Mexico
ÓSCAR MARTÍNEZ Journalist at El Faro & author of The Beast (Verso, 2013)
KIRSTEN SILVA GRUESZ University of California at Santa Cruz