fullsizerender-1September 28, 2016, Irena Polic, Catherine Ramirez, and Emily Mitchell-Eaton came on to Artists on Art to talk about talk about the upcoming event, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly:  Citizenship and the Politics of Exclusion featuring leading labor and migration scholar, Bridget Anderson.

Irene Polic is the Managing Director of IHRCatherine S. Ramirez Associate Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies, Director, Chicano Latino Research Center & Emily Mitchell-Eaton, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Non-citizenship: 2016-17 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar came onto the KZSC to talk about the upcoming event, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly:  Citizenship and the Politics of Exclusion.

This event is happening Thursday, October 6, 6:30-8:00pm, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (705 Front Street). It is free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to register in advance.  

To hear our interview, click on the play button below.

This event is co-sponsored by the Chicano Latino Research Center and Institute for Humanities Research, with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

In her keynote address, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly:  Citizenship and the Politics of Exclusion,” Professor Anderson explores citizenship as both a legal status and moral claim. She examines what attention to debates about migration exposes about the nature of the “good citizen” and the rise of the worker citizen. Rather than seeing migrants and citizens as competitors for the privileges of membership, she argues for the importance of politics that are attentive to the connections between the non-citizen migrant and the “failed citizen” on welfare or with a criminal record.  This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Sylvanna Falcón, associate professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at UC Santa Cruz, will facilitate the discussion following Professor Anderson’s remarks.

Photo exhibit ExpulsionStories of Displacement from Colombia, India, Mexico and the United States, co-curated by Claudia Maria Lopez, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar Graduate Student Fellow.

Who is Bridget Anderson? She is Professor of Migration and Citizenship and Deputy Director at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at the University of Oxford. She is the author of numerous publications, including Us and Them? The Dangerous Politics of Immigration Controls (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Doing the Dirty Work? The Global Politics of Domestic Labour (Zed Books, 2000). Exploring the tension between labor market flexibilities and citizenship rights, she has pioneered an understanding of the functions of immigration in key labor market sectors. Her interest in labor demand has meant an engagement with debates about trafficking, modern day slavery, state enforcement, and deportation. She is particularly concerned with the ways immigration controls increasingly impact citizens and migrants alike.

Location: Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (705 Front Street, Santa Cruz)

Event details: Reception at 6:30pm / Lecture at 7:00pm

Admission: Free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to register in advance.


Other Events with Bridget Anderson

Friday, September 16, 11:00am-1:00pm, Charles E. Merrill Lounge

Brown bag luncheon and discussion about the introduction to Bridget Anderson’s Us and Them (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Bridget Anderson and Joseph Carens’ “Critical Dialogue” (Perspectives on Politics Vol. 13, No. 3 [2015]).  This event is open to UC Santa Cruz faculty, students, and staff.  Attendees are free to bring their own lunches and should email Catherine Ramírez (cathysue@ucsc.edu) to RSVP.

Tuesday, October 4, 11:00am-1:00pm, Humanities 1, Room 210

Linking Citizenship, Migration, Labor, Border, and Carceral Studies:  A Seminar with Bridget Anderson.  This event is open to UC Santa Cruz faculty, students, and staff.REGISTER HERE for the seminar by Tuesday, September 27th.

Wednesday, October 5, 2:00-4:00pm, in Humanities 1, Room 210

Building Bridges and Institutions:  A Conversation with Bridget Anderson.  This event is open to UC Santa Cruz faculty, students, and staff. REGISTER HERE for the conversation on institution building by Wednesday, September 28th.

About Non-citizenship

Non-citizenship is part of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Culture. Linking citizenship, migration, border, labor, and carceral studies, and juxtaposing spatial and social mobility and immobility, this year-long series of events explores what it means to be a citizen and non-citizen in a world made by migrants, refugees, guest workers, permanent residents, asylum seekers, slaves, prisoners, detainees, the stateless, and denizens (residents who do not hold the same rights as citizens). Non-citizenship is organized around three themes: “Forced Migration” (fall 2016), “Labor Mobility and Precarity” (winter 2017), and “Fluidity of Status: Migrants, Citizens, Denizens” (spring 2017). Click here to learn more.

About the IHR

The Institute for Humanities Research at the University of California, Santa Cruz is a laboratory for theorizing and implementing new visions of the Humanities via faculty research projects, graduate and undergraduate education, and public programs.

What are we doing when we do the Humanities and why? These basic questions drive our work at the Institute for Humanities Research (IHR). The core subjects of the Humanities – ethics, history, language, identity, religion, and so on – are also the core elements of human experience, in general, even if we sometimes talk about these things differently in the university than we do in our home or in the public square.

This year the IHR is celebrating its fifteen-year anniversary. Since 1999, we have given out 69 fellowships to faculty, 148 to graduate students, 150 to undergraduate students, and have seeded 22 research clusters. Over the past decade and a half, we have grown into a vibrant hub of Humanities research on campus and a model for other Humanities centers in the University of California system

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Non-citizenship: 2016-17 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar

The Mellon Foundation’s Sawyer Seminars were established in 1994 to provide support for comparative research on the historical and cultural sources of contemporary developments.  The seminars, named in honor of the Foundation’s long-serving third president, John E. Sawyer, have brought together faculty, foreign visitors, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students from a variety of fields mainly, but not exclusively, in the humanities and social sciences, for intensive study of subjects chosen by the participants.  Foundation support aims to engage productive scholars in a comparative inquiry that would (in ordinary university circumstances) be difficult to pursue, while at the same time avoiding the institutionalization of such work in new centers, departments, or programs.  Sawyer Seminars are, in effect, temporary research centers.