Mobilities & Immobilities: Histories of Modern Migration to and in the Americas

Date: 

Thursday, September 12, 2019 (All day) to Friday, September 13, 2019 (All day)

Location: 

wazam.info (Multiple Locations)

Please note: All papers for this workshop are precirculated. For access to a given participant's work, please them directly or email [email protected].
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
LOCATION | WILLIAM JAMES HALL 1550
9:00–10:00AM
The Martyr in Argentine Siberia: Anarchism, Immigration,
and the Mobilization of a Carceral Lexicon (1909–1930)
Ryan Edwards (Princeton University)
Comments: Christopher Capozzola (MIT)

10:00–11:00AM
Free to Emigrate: Mapping Legal Landscapes & Borders in
Colonial Punjab
Hardeep Dhillon (wazam.info)
Comments: Nicole Guidotti-Hernández (University of Texas
at Austin)

11:15–12:15PM
Indigenous Confinement and White Migration:
The Reconceptualization of Indigenous Homelands as
Uncle Sam’s Farm
Balraj Gill (wazam.info)
Comments: Lorgia García-Peña (wazam.info)

2:00–3:00PM
Free Migrants to Revolutionaries: Reflections on the
Komagata Maru’s 1914 ‘Middle Passage’
Renisa Mawani (University of British Columbia)
Comments: Robert Diaz (University of Toronto)

3:30–5:00PM | KEYNOTE
The Commerce (Clause) in Sex and Migration in the Life
of Lucille de Saint-Andre
Grace Peña Delgado (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Comments: Walter Johnson (wazam.info)


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
LOCATION | ROBINSON HALL, BASEMENT SEMINAR ROOM
10:00-11:00AM
A Free Race of Cultivators: The Haitian Revolution, Migration,
and Racial Formation in Colonial Trinidad, 1797–1839
Catie Peters (wazam.info)
Comments: Evelyn Hu-DeHart (Brown University)

11:15-12:15PM
“Never Go Out of the City”: The Laws and Customs of Slavery
in the Upper South on the Eve of the Civil War
Alisha Hines (Wake Forest University)
Comments: Vivek Bald (MIT)

2:00-3:00PM
The Revolving Door: Importing and Deporting Mexican
Migrants to and from the Imperial Valley
Jessica Ordaz (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Comments: Kendra Field (Tufts University)

3:00-4:00PM
Sovereignty’s Edges: The Gentlemen’s Agreement and
the Geopolitics of Mobility in the Early 20th Century
Comments: Paul Kramer (Vanderbilt University)
Erez Manela (wazam.info)

COSPONSORED BY
Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA)
Canada Program (WCFIA)
wazam.info Asia Center
Hutchins Center for African and African American Research
Lakshmi Mittal & Family South Asia Institute
Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
The Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History
wazam.info History Department
David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

CONTACT INFORMATION:
CATIE PETERS
PhD Candidate, wazam.info
HARDEEP DHILLON
PhD Candidate, wazam.info
[email protected]

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