Graduate Seminar: Migration and Mobilities

New School for Social Research: Politics

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Migration and Mobilities

Spring 2020

Taught By: Victoria Hattam

Section: A

CRN: 7084

Credits: 3

This seminar will situate contemporary debates over migration and border politics within the larger frame of mobility. Border walls are appearing at a rapid pace; how should we understand their emergence and how might we challenge the nationalist impulse that fuels them. Generally, texts will be drawn works on the US-Mexico border, but some materials will consider bordering and mobility politics in other locations. In addition, students are encouraged draw on other sites when writing their papers. Topics covered will include, but are not limited to: mobility data, border walls, trade agreements, cross-border production, free trade and expediting zones, finance, trash, pollution, waterways, and ecological concerns. Readings will be drawn from across a range of disciplines and students will have the option of writing visual essays as well as more traditional social science papers. Two 10-12 papers will be required.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Politics (GPOL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 10:57pm 10/13/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/24/2020 - 5/8/2020