The facilitation of irregular migration has been primarily articulated as a violent, exploitative practice under the control of transnational crime in a fashion plagued with ahistorical, state-centered articulations of class, race and gender.


Against this backdrop, the 2017 edition of the smuggling workshop seeks to critically, collectively and empirically ground the theory and praxis of irregular migration facilitation. Held in the aftermath of the US executive orders and Brexit, and taking place on the US Mexico border in the context of anti-immigrant and xenophobic policies and practices, religious and ethnic bans, and increased calls for punitive migration enforcement amid continued migratory flows, this gathering seeks to create a space for active, organized and strategic reflection and action research on irregular migration and its controls.



Conveners:

Gabriella E. Sanchez
National Security Studies Institute
UTEP

Luigi Achilli
Migration Policy Centre
European University Institute

Antje Missbach
School of Social Sciences
Monash University



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VENUE
The University of Texas at El Paso

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Chairs

 

Sheldon Zhang

San Diego State University

 

Julia O'Connell Davidson

University of Bristol

 

David J. Kyle

University of California Davis

 

Nicholas Natividad

New Mexico State University

 

Wendy Vogt

Indiana University- Purdue

 

Robert Barsky

Vanderbilt University

 

Neil Howard

University of Antwerp

 

Victoria Stone-Cadena

City University of New York

 

Presenters

 

Ophelia Rivas

O’Odham VOICE against the WALL

 

Elijah Marrietta

O’Odham VOICE against the WALL

 

Alexandra Richard-Guay

European University Institute

 

Blanca Navarrete

Programa de Defensa e Incidencia Binacional

 

Caitlin Blanchfield

Columbia University

 

Dylan Corbett

Hope Border Institute

 

Fernando Loera

Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

 

Carlos Zavala

Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

 

Gilles Reckinger

Universität Innsbruck

 

Jared Van Ramshorst

Syracuse University

 

Nina Kolowatnik

Columbia University

 

Sine Plambech

Danish Institute for International Studies

 

Soledad Alvarez Velasco

King’s College London

 

Tekalign Ayalew Mengiste*

University of Stockholm

 

Lupe Flores

University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley

 

Jill Alpes

VU University of Amsterdam

 

Joseph Lelliott

University of Queensland

 

Kyunghee Kook

University of Nottingham

 

Luca Rainieri

Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies

 

Mjriam Abu Samra*

University of Oxford

 

Nassim Majidi*

Sciences Po's CERI, Wits University's ACMS

 

Nicola Mai

Kingston University London

 

Oscar Hernandez

Colegio de la Frontera Norte - Matamoros

 

Patrisia Macias-Rojas

University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Rebecca Powell

Monash University

 

Simona Ardovino

European Commission

 

Stephanie Maher

University of Washington

 

Wayne Palmer

Binus University Jakarta

 

Yaatsil Guevara Gonzalez

Universität Bielefeld

 

 

*Scholars impacted by the US issued Executive Order bans and EU immigration controls which prevented them from entering the United States to attend the workshop.

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