This is Migrations: A World on the Move—a podcast that seeks to understand our world through the interconnected movements that shape it.
With each episode, postdoc Eleanor Paynter speaks with experts who highlight how multidisciplinary, multi-species perspectives on migration help us understand key global issues. In season 1, we are broadening our scope of understanding by focusing on highly relevant themes like pandemics, climate, racial justice, and more. Keep an eye out for new episodes, released on the first Monday of every month.
In this episode, we look at surveillance and migration. We speak first with Monamie Bhadra Haines, whose work in Singapore looks at the surveillance of migrants before the pandemic and uses it to understand the surveillance state now. Also joining us is Lorenzo Pezzani, whose work on migration in the Mediterranean Sea asks unique questions about witnessing and narrative.
Migration and global racial justice are critically linked. We learn from Camilla Hawthorne and Shailja Patel in this episode about the racialization of migrants, how racism against migrants is a global issue, and how creative practice plays a role in their work. (A note that this episode contains a mention of sexual violence, in a poem read at the end of the episode.)
We bring migration scholars Filiz Garip and Ingrid Boas into conversation this week to talk about climate. They teach us about the ways that climate affects human movements, discuss the politics of the term "climate refugees," and explain how gradual weather change compares to extreme events.
In this first episode, we are in conversation with migrations scholars to understand how COVID-19 is shaping our understanding of borders and migration, informing the ways we live and move through the world, and highlighting our connections with local ecologies from the microscopic to the global.
Introducing A World on the Move, a podcast that seeks to understand our world through the interconnected movements that shape it. With each episode, we will speak with experts who highlight how multidisciplinary multi-species perspectives on migration help us understand key global issues. Subscribe now so you don't miss a single episode.