Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:30 PM
"In-Between Places: Migration, Identity, and the Politics of Migrants' Journeys from Central America."
Jared Van Ramshorst, PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Every year, hundreds of thousands of migrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras risk their lives attempting to reach the U.S. Whether traveling by foot or riding atop large freight trains, migrants spend weeks, months, and even years in transit, encountering incredible dangers along the way. Despite this, scholars and policymakers alike have tended to focus on places of origin and destination, rather than the spaces in-between. Focusing on migrants’ journeys and the spaces between origin and destination, this talk emphasizes the importance of mobility and transit in understanding identity and the politics of migration in North and Central America.
Conversations in Conflict Studies is a weekly educational speaker series for students, faculty, and the community. The series, sponsored by PARCC, draws its speakers from Syracuse University faculty, national and international scholars and activists, and PhD students. Pizza is served. Be sure to check out the full list of speakers.
If you require accommodations, please contact Deborah Toole by email or by phone at 315.443.2367 at least one week prior to the event.