English Launch of (Im)Mobilities in the Americas and Covid-19. USA/Canada Team. A conversation abou


Nicholas De Genova is Professor and Chair of the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Houston. He is the author of Working the Boundaries: Race, Space, and "Illegality" in Mexican Chicago (2005), co-author of Latino Crossings: Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and the Politics of Race and Citizenship (2003), editor of Racial Transformations: Latinos and Asians Remaking the United States (2006), co-editor of The Deportation Regime: Sovereignty, Space, and the Freedom of Movement (2010), editor of The Borders of “Europe”: Autonomy of Migration, Tactics of Bordering (2017), and co-editor of Roma Migrants in the European Union: Un/Free Mobility (2019). Website: www.nicholasdegenova.com.

Panel Participants:

Luin Goldring is Professor of Sociology at York University. Her research interests include non-citizenship and citizenship; differential inclusion; precarious work; and critical and transnational migration studies. Goldring’s current research examines the multi-level production and negotiations of precarious legal status trajectories, and associated implications for im/migrant incorporation and social inequality. Other collaborative research investigates institutional negotiations and bordering practices surrounding access to education; and sponsors’ perspectives on private refugee sponsorship. She is co-editor of Producing and Negotiating Non-Citizen Precarious Legal Status in Canada (with Patricia Landolt) and Organizing the Transnational: Labour, Politics and Social Change (with Sailaja Krishnamurti).

Tanya Basok is Professor and Undergraduate Chair in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Windsor. Her research focuses on migrant rights and pro-migrant advocacy, including labour rights and social integration of Mexican farmworkers in Canada, the role of labour organizations and other activists in advancing the rights or temporary migrants in Canada and female migrants in South and Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and Central American refugees and labour migrants in Mexico. Currently, she is conducting a SSHRC-funded project on Status Regularization Programs for Irregular Migrants in South America, Costa Rica and Mexico.

Ulla D. Berg is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Latino and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University where she also directs the Rutgers Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS). A socio-cultural and visual anthropologist by training, her research and teaching focuses on transnational migration and (im)mobilities in Latin America and among U.S. Latinx populations. Berg’s current research examines the effects of U.S. immigrant detention and deportation on migrant communities in Ecuador and Peru. She is also conducting a rapid-response project on the spread of Covid-19 in New Jersey detention centers.

Dr. Álvarez Velasco is a postdoc in the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Houston. She holds a PhD. in Human Geography from King’s Colleg