Native/Immigrant/Refugee: Movements Across Contested Grounds

Mar 12–Mar 13, 2020
POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020


Two global crises—the heightened regulation of movement across national borders, and the impact of climate change—prompt us to examine the meanings and imbrications of the terms “native,” “immigrant” and “refugee” in legal, cultural, political, and environmental contexts.

Join scholars from across the UC and the world on March 12-13 for “Native/Immigrant/Refugee: Movements Across Contested Grounds,” a symposium that explores how questions about land and belonging circulate in our contemporary culture, with featured keynote talks from Shannon Speed (UC Los Angeles); Christine Jacobsen (University of Bergen, Norway), and Yen Le Espiritu (UC San Diego).

A full schedule of speakers is provided below and more information can be found on the symposium’s website. The symposium is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here

The conference is supported by UCHRI, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Office of the President Multi-campus Research Programs and Initiative Funding, the Peter Sather Center for Advanced Study, Social Science Matrix, the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, the Othering & Belonging Institute, Critical Refugee Studies, and International Interdisciplinary Studies.