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Aoki Seminar Series - Professor Robert McKee Irwin

Wednesday October 27, 2021

King Hall Room 1301 and Via Zoom
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

 

 
"The Humanizing Deportation Project: Migrant Stories and Immigration Law"
 
Robert McKee Irwin is Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Deputy Director of the Global Migration Center at the University of California, Davis.
Since 2016 the Humanizing Deportation project has documented the human consequences of migration and border control mechanisms in the United States and Mexico. It offers a platform for migrants to share their stories about migration, deportation, and related themes. The presentation will focus on the complex legal issues that lie behind many of these migrants' stories, and will suggest ways in which law students and attorneys might make use of the archive, or perhaps even help some of the migrants whose stories are featured there in obtaining justice.
 
Robert McKee Irwin is Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Deputy Director of the Global Migration Center at the University of California, Davis. Since 2016, he has coordinated the participatory audiovisual project Humanizing Deportation, which remains active in Tijuana and elsewhere in Mexico and the US southwest. This large scale public archive will be featured in the forthcoming edited volume Migrant Knowledge, Migrant Feelings: The Humanizing Deportation Project (University of Texas Press).
 

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For more information, please contact Nina Marie Bell at nbell@ucdavis.edu