Migrations and Ethics of Care

New School for Social Research: Anthropology

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Migr. and Eth. of Care
Spring 2024
Taught By: Columba González-Duarte
Section: A

CRN: 14836

Credits: 3

Throughout the world, migrants are engaging in political action and practices and relations of solidarity and care. These ‘affective solidarities’ are also infusing feminist theory with new forms of political praxis. What types of knowledge and ways of knowing are manifested in, or have emerged through, migrants’ ethics and care practices? What potential do these knowledges and practices have to destabilize restrictive global regimes of mobility– enforced through state borders and policing– which reflect and reproduce capitalist and patriarchal oppression? In this class, we learn from human and nonhuman migrations through the lenses of feminist theory, STS, eco-social studies, and migrants’ affective solidarities. We will discuss contemporary migrant experiences and scholarship at the intersections of care, solidarity, ethics, and politics. We will also consider the role of ethnography in advancing social and ecological justice. I welcome student projects that are focused on or overlap with these themes and concepts.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Anthropology (ANT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:14am EDT 5/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: 68 5th Ave
Room: 104
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/15/2024