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Migrations Research Forum

In three-minute, lightning round presentations, migrations researchers and practitioners shared the progress of their interdisciplinary projects—funded by Migrations.

The forum presented an opportunity for scholars and community partners to network and discover new connections across discipline and college. Grant recipients represented seven colleges and multiple grant years and included partners from the Gayogohó:nǫˀ Learning Project and Cornell Farmworker Program. 

"The purpose of today’s forum was to have all the recipients speak to each other and have the opportunity to think about how their work might connect or overlap," said Wendy Wolford, vice provost for international affairs, at the close of the event. 

Migrations Research Forum 2023

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Risk or Refuge: Inequality in Exposure to Environmental Vulnerability in California

  • Kendra Bischoff (Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences)
  • Linda Shi (City and Regional Planning, College of Architecture, Art, and Planning) 

Linking Impacts of Narco-trafficking in Central America to Overwintering Migratory Birds

  • Amanda Rodewald (Natural Resources and the Environment, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences)

Caribbean Studies at Cornell: A Proposal for Curriculum Development 

Multicultural Cooperative Land Governance and Farming

  • Scott Peters (Global Development, CALS)
  • Christa Nunez, PhD student (Global Development, CALS)
  • Antonisha Owens, Community Research Partner 
  • Stephen Henhawk, Gayogohó:nǫˀ Speaker, Teacher, and Historian
  • Michelle Seneca, Project Leader of the Gayogohó:nǫˀ Learning Project 

Collaborations with Farmworkers to Address Racial Inequalities: Advocating for Legal, Workplace, and Health Justice

  • Mary Jo Dudley, Director of the Cornell Farmworker Program
  • Yesica Corona, Master of Public Health candidate 

Barely Tolerated: An Ethnographic Film about Life in Uncertain Refuge and Deferred Deportation 

Refugees Know Things: A Podcast Series and an Installation

Mapping Immigrants’ Preferences and Use of Public Space through Social Media: Toward an Inclusive Design and Management of the Urban Commons

Possible Landscapes: Documenting Environmental Experience in Trinidad and Tobago

Displaced and Uprooted: Stories of Belonging, Central American TPS Workers' Defiant Struggle for their Right to Stay Home in the U.S.

Xenophobia Meter Project: Tracking Xenophobic Twitter Speech to Inform (and Shift) Policy

Critical Perspectives: Racism, Xenophobia, and Im/migration

From Invasive Others toward Embracing Each Other: Migration, Dispossession, and Place-Based Knowledge in the Arts of the Americas

Food Beyond Borders: Visions of Hunting and Fishing in the Myanmar Diaspora

  • Kathryn Fiorella (Public and Ecosystem Health, College of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Nicole Tu-Muang, PhD student (Natural Resources and the Environment, CALS)