- ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow
Immigration is Political! Activist-Engaged Research Working Toward Immigrant Social Justice
This conference is a convening of scholars who are on the ground working toward immigrant justice. Whether it is through grassroots organizing, direct services, or program development scholars are transforming their research to benefit their partners. This conference is a reflection and interrogation of how scholars conduct research. Questioning the ethics of activist-engaged research and methods that contribute to immigrant justice. A deep dive into the critical research being conducted surrounding detention, and the impact it has on the individuals living in detention, their families, and surrounding communities. Finally, this conference looks at the possibilities and necessity of scholar-activism. Scholars cannot afford to be objective and must take a political stance alongside their research partners.
The conference will consist of two roundtables exploring scholar-activist research surrounding immigrant justice.
- Navigating Just Research: Ethics & Methodology in Immigrant Justice: This panel will explore the ethics involved in conducting research and working alongside immigrants facing detention and deportation. Discussing methods and process of “just” research.
- Living in the State of Detention: Current Research on Immigration Detention: This panel will discuss the current state of detention and how scholars continue to conduct research and support individuals living in detention as covid continues. The panel will discuss the future of research surrounding detention and concrete ways scholars can support those directly impacted.
Navigating Just Research: Ethics & Methodology in Immigrant Justice
Dr. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz | Associate Professor at Loyola University of Chicago
Nana Gyamfi | Executive Director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Dr. Silvia Rodriguez Vega | UC Chancellor Postdoctoral Fellow at UCSB
Living in the State of Detention: Current Research on Immigration Detention
Dr. Tina Shull | Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina Charlotte
Hilda Cruz | Inland Empire Regional Director at Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity
Altaf Saadi MD MSc | Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School
Romelia Solano | PhD Candidate at University of Notre Dame
Both Panels Moderated by:
Dr. Cecilia Vasquez | ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow at Global Migration Center
Dr. Mirian Martinez-Aranda | UC Chancellors Postdoctoral Fellow UC Davis
View the recording of the conference here: