Migration in the Anthropocene

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Anthropology

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Migration in the Anthropocene

Fall 2022

Taught By: Achilles Kallergis

Section: AX

CRN: 14431

Credits: 4

Climate change constitutes a global transformation that will increasingly influence current and future migration patterns of the Anthropocene era. Projections highlight that the poorest and most vulnerable areas constitute the climate in- and out-migration hotspots that will experience the most profound population changes. Future estimates note that by 2050, over 140 million people in the Global South could be forced to move within their own countries to escape the slow-onset impacts of climate change. The importance of migration, recognized as a form of adaptation to a changing climate, is echoed in the growing interest of media, political and academic discourses. Discussions about climate migrants and climate refugees often adopt a securitization narrative where climate migration is seen as an unfolding crisis, an imminent threat not only for those affected by environmental disasters, but also, for those who will experience the intensified migration flows. The objective of the course is to offer a global perspective on the phenomenon of climate-induced migration and its effect on human mobility. The course will review themes and research drawing from a range of disciplines at the intersection of environmental and migration studies. It will provide the necessary theoretical knowledge and understanding of concepts relating to climate-induced migration. It will analyze cases and examples showcasing the links between theory and evidence. It will discuss the role of the international community, countries, cities, and civil society in responding and accommodating climate migration. Particular focus will be given to the environmental marginality experiences of migrants attributed to a lack of recognition of citizenship rights.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Anthropology (LANT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 6:28am EST 11/27/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 906

Date Range: 8/31/2022 - 12/7/2022