This theme explores the ways that nations have defined themselves in relationship to the influx (or exodus) of large groups of people. Questions of immigrant identities, citizenship, national ‘heritage’, migrant rights, and the experience of exile are central to this Interdisciplinary Study Theme. These questions also have a local resonance, shown by the political and social discussion occurring in Iowa about migrant communities and the abuse of undocumented workers. This group hopes to use both local and international events as a way of creating a campus conversation about migration as a social process, while also featuring student and faculty work on the topic.
Participating Faculty Members
Victoria Brown, David Cook-Martin (theme co-administrator), Lesley Delmenico, Terri Geller, Katya Gibel Mevorach, Rebecca Hamlin, David Harrison (theme co-administrator), Susan Ireland, Andrea Magermans, Deborah Michaels, Gemma Sala.