Archive for the ‘ Academic ’ Category

Labour Migration and Human Rights Course Overview

5th August 2010 | 0 Comments

Here is a sneak peak of the course I will be teaching this fall at York University in the Department of  Human Rights and Equity Studies. My dream is to turn a course like this into a pop ed format to deliver with and for migrant farm workers and allies through our “Justicia Organizing School”…si […]


Producing and Negotiating Precarious Migratory Status in Canada

30th May 2010 | 0 Comments

SAVE THE DATE: September 16, 2010 Location: TBA For a public, free, day-long workshop: Producing and Negotiating Precarious Migratory Status in Canada The event will showcase papers written by participants of the Research Alliance on Precarious Status (RAPS) and invited commentators. The workshop is meant to promote dialogue among networks in academia, newcomer advocacy, labour, […]


The Seduction of Resistance

15th April 2010 | 0 Comments

What does resistance mean? If “revolution is the sex of politics” is resistance foreplay? For my dissertation and upcoming publication with one of my committee members, I have been contemplating a framework to dive into politics of resistance undertaken by migrant farm workers and their families.  At the moment I see resistance as an act […]


Ghosts: Chinese Migrant Workers

2nd February 2010 | 0 Comments

I just finished reading Hsia-Hug Pai’s fascinating article titled “An Ethnography of Global Labour Migration” in the Feminist Review (2004) for my dissertation. She went undercover posing as an undocumented Chinese worker in the Theftford area in the UK to get a glimpse of life in the margins. The article provides snapshots of life for […]


Researching Sexuality in the Americas a panel discussion: York U

29th January 2010 | 0 Comments

CERLAC and the Graduate Program in Women’s Studies present Researching Sexuality in the Americas a panel discussion Featuring the presentations: Queerness and the Canadian Indo-Caribbean Diaspora Lauren Pragg – PhD candidate, SPT Leftist government and gay rights in Uruguay Paulo Ravecca – PhD candidate, PoliSci Researching Sexuality in Guyana: some methodological musings Leeann Townsend – […]


Convocatoria: La Revista Punto Género-Chile

29th January 2010 | 0 Comments

La Revista Punto Género del Núcleo de Investigación en Género y Sociedad Julieta Kirkwood del Departamento de Sociología de la Universidad de Chile nos solicita difundir convocatoria a su primer número. Fecha de recepción de trabajos: 15 marzo 2010. Se adjunta convocatoria detallada, en el enlace: www.csociales.uchile.cl/sociologia/docs/conv_gen_soc.pdf Contactos: puntogenero@facso.cl nucleogenero.sociologia.uch@gmail.com www.eme.cl recebido de Rede FEMINISTA […]


Via Campesina Articles: Free Online

27th January 2010 | 0 Comments

La Via Campesina: the birth and evolution of a transnational social movement By Maria Elena Martinez-Torres and Peter Rosset The origin and evolution of the transnational peasant movement La Va Campesina is analysed through five evolutionary stages. In the 1980s the withdrawal of the state from rural areas simultaneously weakened corporativist and clientelist control over […]


CFP: Internal Displacement: Definitions, Scope, Theories and Concepts

27th January 2010 | 0 Comments

JOURNAL OF INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT CALL FOR PAPERS Internal Displacement: Definitions, Scope, Theories and Concepts Deadline: May 30, 2010 The term “Internally Displaced People” (IDPs), unlike “Refugee”, is not only relatively new but has become the central focuses of scholarly and non-scholarly debates around the globe. The questions of (1) who should be included in the […]


Migration Forum/Foro de Migración/Puebla

20th January 2010 | 0 Comments

Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla a través la Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales y del Colegio de Antropología en conjunto con el Centro de Investigación en Migración Internacional de Wilfred Laurier University Invitan: 1° Foro de migración internacional y estudios transnacionales: Un diálogo interdisciplinario desde los diferentes referentes teóricos, metodológicos y empíricos. A realizarse […]


India Study Circle, Panchmarhi, Madhya Pradesh

20th January 2010 | 1 Comment

India Study Circle June 19, 2010 – July 17, 2010 Panchmarhi, Madhya Pradesh, India This interdisciplinary study circle brings together scholars, students and social movement activists concerned with better understanding the dynamics of various regions of India. Established authorities on Central India, North India, the Deccan & South India, and the North-east will lead the […]