Global Immigration Syllabus

Date Published: 11/7/2019

Our syllabi series highlights articles, books, and journal issues that encourage discussion of today’s most pressing issues. Immigration combines enormous technical complexity with emotionally charged concerns about national identity. Selections in this syllabus examine how underlying issues of sovereignty and humanitarianism intersect with cultural, ethnic, and economic issues. They focus on specific areas of tension within and between nations over issues of immigration.

All book introductions are freely available.

The Fixer: Visa Lottery Chronicles

Charles Piot

Deported Americans: Life after Deportation to Mexico

Beth C. Caldwell

A Legacy of Exclusion: The Geopolitics of Immigration and Latinas/os in the South

Yalidy Matos
Labor 16:3, 2019

Radical Histories of Sanctuary

A. Naomi Paik, Jason Ruiz, and Rebecca M. Schreiber, editors
Radical History Review 135, 2019

How Immigration Policy Impacts Health Equity

Tiffany D. Joseph, Franciso I. Pedraza, Vanessa Cruz Nichols, and Alana M. W. LeBrón
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 42:5, 2017

The Cruel Optimism of Mobility: Aspiration, Belonging, and the “Good Life” among Transnational Chinese Migrants in Tokyo

Jamie Coates
positions 27:3, 2019

Empowering Arab Immigrant Women in Chicago: The Arab Women’s Committee

Rasmea Odeh
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies 15:1, 2019

Diaspora’s Homeland: Modern China in the Age of Global Migration

Shelly Chan

Rethinking Migration and Autonomy from within the "Crises"

Martina Tazzioli, Glenda Garelli, and Nicholas De Genova, editors
South Atlantic Quarterly 117:2, 2018

The Borders of "Europe": Autonomy of Migration, Tactics of Bordering

Nicholas De Genova, editor