Intersecting Mobilities

New School for Social Research: Politics

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Intersecting Mobilities

Spring 2022

Taught By: Miriam Ticktin and Rafi Youatt

Section: A

CRN: 11154

Credits: 3

This course explores the case for a greater theoretical and empirical focus on mobility in social, cultural, and political life, not as a synonym for migration, but rather as a conceptual underpinning for academic disciplines and political life that are too frequently committed to stasis, sedentarism, and bounded place. Instead, it puts mobility itself, understood as both the capacity for and the actuality of movement, front and center, in order to understand how it has generated forms of social and political order, forms of subjectivity, and new assemblages of things, people, ideas, life. It also attends to mobility’s counter-force, immobility, not as a normative state of being, but as something that is actively produced. Mobility has often been seen as epiphenomenal, while individuals, objects, states, and places have been taken as ‘the real’ things, who sometimes happen to be mobile. We ask what it would mean to reverse that assumption. Readings will draw from anthropology, politics, and other cognate disciplines, including literatures on the autonomy of migration, political geographies of space and place, environmental mobility, and mobility studies. (Jointly taught by Rafi Youatt, Politics, NSSR and Miriam Ticktin, Anthroplogy, CUNY) Due to Covid-related logistics, the course will alternate between meeting online, and in-person at CUNY

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Politics (GPOL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 9

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 11:53am 5/19/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 1/26/2022 - 5/11/2022