Call for discussants: February conference on unaccompanied child migration
This symposium, hosted by the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke, is comprised of sixteen participants; three are presenters, upon whose work the symposium is based, and the others are discussants. Approximately five of the discussants are selected through a national call for participants. The symposium takes place on February 22-23, 2015. It begins informally on Sunday evening, meets on Monday, and concludes in time for afternoon departures. The featured speakers present for forty-five minutes and then engage with the discussants and the audience. The event is free and open to the public.
Jacqueline Bhabha is Director of Research at the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University; Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health; and the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School. Her most recent book is Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age (Princeton University Press, 2014).
Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco was founder of the Harvard Immigration Project and of Immigration Studies at New York University. He is currently Distinguished Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. His many publications include the co-authored Learning a New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008).
Susan J. Terrio is Professor of Anthropology and French Studies at Georgetown University. Her forthcoming book, Whose Child Am I? Unaccompanied, Undocumented Children in U.S. Immigration Custody (University of California Press, 2015), is based on research in twenty-six federal facilities and programs for unaccompanied child migrants and on observation of proceedings in fifteen immigration courts.
Faculty interested in participating as discussants may apply by sending a brief letter stating the relevance of the symposium to research interests and a one-page biographical note or two-page curriculum vita. The deadline for receipt of these materials is January 5, 2015; decisions will be announced shortly thereafter. Please send your materials to David Steinbrenner, email@example.com, using “Discussant Proposal” as the subject line. Discussants are not paid an honorarium or travel expenses but upon arrival are guests of Duke University (including hotel accommodations and meals). Discussant proposals in the humanities are particularly welcome.
Please address any questions to Frank Graziano, firstname.lastname@example.org. Frank Graziano is a Humanities-Writ-Large Visiting Faculty Fellow at Duke University and John D. MacArthur Professor of Hispanic Studies at Connecticut College.