I would like to put together a panel on immigration policy/history for AHA in January 2013 in New Orleans. The deadline for panel submissions is February 15th. My field is 20th-century U.S. and the World, and my work looks at the intersections of Reagan's Cold War foreign and immigration policies in the early 1980s. More specifically, my dissertation locates the rise of privatized immigration detention facilities as a Reagan Administration response to Mariel Cuban, Haitian, and Central American migration to the U.S. in a perceived time of "crisis."
Our panel could address any or all of the following: The relationship between foreign and immigration policies, xenophobia/nationalism and immigration, histories of immigration enforcement practices (detention, deportation, border security, raids, labor), migrant stories and experiences, narratives of crisis/immigration and the media, etc.
University of California, Irvine
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