27 March 2017: a new brief piece of mine on teaching migration and refugee history appears on IEHS ONLINE, the website of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society. My Spring 2017 course, Migrants and Refugees in the Middle East, meets Tuesday evenings, and it seems like each week I am revising my course materials to speak to rapidly changing public attitudes and policies towards migrants from the region.
From the piece:
Migrants do not “pour in” to places. Refugees do not arrive in “flows” or “waves.” And migrants are not vectors for a terrorist contagion, their bodies carrying within them the “seeds” of radicalism. Border walls do not stymie migration because walls are not levies and migrants are not water. Migration does not work that way. Now more than ever, it is critical that we talk about migration systems.
The rest can be read here: https://iehs.org/stacy-d-fahrenthold-teaching-migrant-histories-in-shadow-of-trump/
This blog post accompanies another piece (which appears HERE) to offer new readings and learning modules on how to “rethink” migration history through systems-based historiography.