Global Migrations

The goal of the Global Migrations program is to develop a transnational, community-based model of teaching and learning that engenders not only global literacy, but a sense of cosmopolitan citizenship.

Global Migrations Symposium Anthology Published

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Global Migrations Symposium Anthology Published

Papers from the 2003 Global Migrations Seminar have been published in book form by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. The anthology, edited by Betsy Hartmann (Hampshire), Bamu Subramaniam (University of Massachusetts/Amherst), and Charles Zerner (Sarah Lawrence College), is titled Making Threats: Biofears and Environmental Anxieties.

Global Migrations Faculty Seminar, Spring 2005

Saskia Sassen, professor of xociology at the University of Chicago and author of key works including Globalization and Its Discontents, gave a Global Migrations seminar on April 14, 2005, at Hampshire College. Click on "Events and News" link at left for more information and readings.

Curriculum Supported by the Global Migrations Program

The Global Migrations Program is a college-wide initiative funded initially by The Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation to rethink old cold war paradigms of knowledge and citizenship in light of the unprecedented movements of persons across national and cultural borders that characterize our globalizing world.

The program seeks to develop new curricular initiatives that are responsive to these transnational, multicultural movements and the local conflicts over identity, belonging, and citizenship to which they give rise, asking: What happens when we make migration/movement the focus of our teaching and learning rather than discrete nations/cultures, when we emphasize "routes" over "roots"? Among the exciting curricular offerings developed by Hampshire faculty with the support of this program are:

SS 253 Rethinking Citizenship (Prof. Cerullo et al., Spring 2003)

SS 248 Border Matters: Mexico and the U.S. (Prof. Risech, Fall 2004, 2006 and 2007)

SS 217 Hybrid Identities/Authentic Selves (Prof. Chang, Spring 2005, 2007, 2008)

SS 290 Citizenship, Nationalism, Tolerance, Exclusion (Prof. Sheth, Spring 2005)

SS/HACU 243 Art of Peace and War (Profs. Levine and Klare, Spring 2005)

SS 256 Muslims in the U.S.: Post 9-11 Reconfigurations of Civil Society and State (Prof. Turam, Spring 2005)

SS290A Returning to Hampshire/Being Political (annually, Profs. Chang and Risech)

The grant supports collaborative efforts between faculty and students to bridge divides across old geographies and disciplinary boundaries, between local community issues and complex global processes, and between the university and the wider communities of which it is a part.

For more information, contact:

Professor Sue Darlington

Professor Kimberly Chang

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