Two decades ago, scholars and practitioners were optimistic that borders would vanish or become irrelevant. This optimism was premature. Today, borders are deadlier than ever, and migrants continue to be excluded from social participation and belonging. To overcome these deadly and exclusionary policies and practices, Dr. Bauder suggest, requires exploring alternative possibilities that link migration with fresh imaginaries of community, citizenship, and belonging. These imaginaries can range from the immanently practical to the “utopian.”
This presentation marks the release of the paper version of Dr. Bauder’s book Migration Borders Freedom (Routledge).
About the speaker
Harald Bauder is a Professor of Geography at Ryerson University. He is the Director of the Graduate Program in Immigration and Settlement Studies and the founding Academic Director of the Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement. He received his PhD from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1998.
This event is co-sponsored by the International Migration Research Centre (IMRC).