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Migrations Summer Institute: Call for Applications 

Cartographies of Racial Justice Beyond Borders: Territories of Dispossession and Migration

We invite advanced graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and early career professors who work on global migration in any discipline to join us for two weeks of study and collaboration dedicated to these questions and topics related to migration and racial justice across time periods and geographies. Themes will include decolonial cartography, queer ecologies, climate justice, immigration rights, digital borderlands, and global surveillance. We will collectively consider the long history of planetary human migration, the timeline of racial capitalism, and the requisite geographies of dispossession. Participants will be mentored, working in groups to create a speculative design digital atlas and podcast.


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 A World on the Move Podcast

In a new monthly podcast, we are bringing expert voices on migration into conversation. Each perspective helps to broaden our scope of understanding and highlight how multidisciplinary, multi-species perspectives help us better understand our world on the move in the context of key migration themes. Hosted by Migrations postdoctoral associate Eleanor Paynter, the podcast addresses migration through the lens of the pandemic, climate, racial justice, and more.  


Beyond Borders: Undergraduate Migrations Symposium

The inaugural undergraduate migrations symposium, Beyond Borders, will feature the work of students thinking critically and across discipline about migrations on May 7. Beyond Borders was organized by the Einaudi Center's undergraduate migrations scholars—Aliou Gambrel, Danielle Berkowitz-Sklar, Joanna Moon, and Vanessa Olguín. Join us to celebrate the range of innovative projects and to connect with others interested in migration issues. We will also feature a roundtable with Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Molly O’Toole '09, who is the Zubrow Distinguished Visiting Journalist Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences.


Spring 2021 Speaker Series

Reimagining Citizenship

The Reimagining Citizenship speaker series featured scholars, writers, and artists whose work interrogates the limits and possibilities of legal, social, and cultural belonging. Through book talks, roundtables, and presentations, we considered how multidisciplinary, multi-species approaches to the study of migration open up new understandings of citizenship, borders, and social transformation. You can watch all of this semester's speaker events now.

Fall 2020: For migrations lectures on demand, check out last fall's seminar series, Migrations: A Global, Interdisciplinary, Multi-Species Examination.


Migrations Film Series

Join us for screenings of hand-picked Migrations movies, shown in partnership with Cornell Cinema. Each film will be available to watch for a week. During that week, we will hold a panel with the respective filmmakers that engages even more deeply with migration themes. 

Strange Fish

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February 26–March 4

The River and the Wall

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March 19–March 25 

Wild Relatives

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April 9–April 15


Research Forums

The Migrations Forum is an interdisciplinary works-in-progress series for Cornell migrations scholars, bringing together graduate students and faculty across disciplines to share ongoing research. At each forum, a migrations scholar will share their work with the group. 


Migration Studies Minor

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The minor, offered through the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, prepares students to understand international migration.

Undergraduate Migrations Scholars

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Four undergraduate students in the minor are helping shape the content and direction of Cornell Migrations.