Migration Exchanges Series

The Center sponsors a series each semester on topics related to immigration. These informal presentations allow faculty members and graduate students across the campus an opportunity to share works-in-progress to audiences of interested students and faculty and to provide an environment for networking and intellectual collaboration.




A Global History: Citizenship and Nationality - A Talk by Will Hanley



Drawing on evidence presented in his recent book, Identifying with Nationality: Europeans, Ottomans, and Egyptians in Alexandria, Hanley will discuss how the concept of citizenry and nationality has evolved throughout history. In particular, Hanley will address the post-war world order that presumes every individual on earth is a citizen of a nation-state, leaving refugees, stateless persons, and the undocumented as societal problems to be solved. Will Hanley holds the position of Associate Professor at Florida State University.


Thursday, November 1, 2018
4:00 PM
2110 Taliaferro Hall


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The Business of the Nation: Foreign Contract Labor and the Rise of American Immigration Control



Hidetaka Hirota will discuss his current book project, a work that examines the issue of labor in 19th century America and the intersections between migration, capitalism, state power, and law. Hirota will touch on topics such as the transnational importation of foreign laborers to America, organized labor's opposition to the practice, and the evolution of federal alien contract labor law, which eventually led to the passage of the Immigration Act of 1924.


Wednesday, November 7, 2018
12:00 PM
2120 Key Hall


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