Sea Crossings: the Global Migrant/Refugee Crisis

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 48th Annual Convention, March 24-27, Baltimore, MD
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This panel considers the centrality of the space of the sea in the contemporary global migrant/refugee crisis. We invite papers that explore the complexities of the current crisis by addressing issues such as global capitalism, national violence and religious persecution, race and gender, sexual trafficking, precarious labor, and migratory law.  Papers may address current and historical crossings, and they may consider various bodies of water, such as the Mediterranean Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea, etc.  Papers that take a cross-disciplinary or interdisciplinary approach are welcome.

To submit an abstract, please go to the NeMLA site: