Migration and the Global City, Conference at Ryerson, Toronto


Ryerson University is hosting this conference to launch its new Research Institute on Immigration and Settlement (working title). Both the conference and the institute are dedicated to advancing innovative and interdisciplinary research from diverse critical and institutional perspectives in the areas of immigration and settlement, international migration, integration, and diaspora and refugee studies. Moreover, the institute will further the scholarly quest to integrate theory with practice and to shape policy on international migration issues based on values of inclusion and respect for cultural diversity.

The conference connects international and national research networks with Ontario and especially Toronto, one of the world’s most diverse communities. Showcasing Ontario and Toronto as the main immigrant gateways in Canada, the conference will bring together immigration and settlement scholars, graduate students, national, provincial and municipal policy makers, regional non-government agencies and community representatives. By connecting research networks with the local community, the conference will facilitate local capacity building. The 2010 CERIS-Metropolis Student Conference will also be integrated into the wider conference program.

Keynote speakers

  • Grace Chang, UC Santa Barbara, USA
  • David Miller, Mayor of the City of Toronto

Conference Themes

Within the overarching topic of “Migration and the Global City”, the conference will address and theorize the following subthemes:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Citizenship
  • Families, Children and Youth
  • Health
  • Migration and Identity
  • Migration and Moral Panic
  • Multi-level Governance
  • Precarious and Temporary Status
  • Race, Gender, Sexuality
  • Religion
  • Securitization and Criminalization
  • Settlement Services
  • Social Class
  • State and the Politics of Immigration
  • Transnationalisms
  • Urban Patterns and Housing
  • Work and Labour

See more: http://www.riis.ryerson.ca/call4papers/index.html

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