The Scholar & Feminist Conference XXXII

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The Scholar & Feminist Conference XXXII FASHIONING CITIZENSHIP:
Gender & Immigration
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to Register Online

Friday, March 23 – Saturday, March 24
Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, we have witnessed a rampant, unapologetic trend toward the criminalization of Muslim immigrants in the United States. America’s borders with Mexico are marked by ever escalating vigilantism and militarization. Paris burned as young, unemployed, and disenfranchised immigrants, particularly those from North Africa, rioted against France’s systematic inequities and discrimination, while in Côte D’Ivoire, concepts of citizenship and “Ivoirite” are mobilized in opposition to that of the “immigrant.” But why? Why do countless immigrant populations in countless cultural contexts become scapegoats for all of the world’s social ills, from unemployment to national security? What are the true motivating factors behind the draconian legislative initiatives that in every way seem to prevent immigrants from living and functioning as citizens? And what roles do gender and sexuality play in these conflicts? The 32nd annual Scholar & Feminist Conference will address these and other questions by taking up a range of issues – from economic factors to political imperatives, from the exploitation of national “security” concerns to the cultural and symbolic import of what it means to “belong.” Fashioning Citizenship promises provocative analyses of global contemporary conflicts over immigration, and careful consideration of the political implications of today’s activist responses.Visit the conference website for registration and additional information. Registration is required.

Barnard Center for Research on Women

phone: 212.854.2067

The Conference website is here.

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