From Immigration History to Mobility Studies | Dr. Donna Gabaccia Talk
Join us for a talk with Donna Gabaccia (University of Toronto) as she critically examines how the shift in attention from immigration to mobility, within the discipline of History, prompts several fundamental questions regarding relationships among movements of people, ideas, and things, and the tensions between understandings of humans and their cultures as naturally sedentary or mobile and as bounded or fluid.
Please RSVP below and provide your name by Thursday February 8th. Lunch will be provided at 11:45 am.
This talk is co-sponsored by Green College, the Departments of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies; Geography; Sociology; History; Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies; and the Institute for European Studies’ Migration & Diversity Speaker Series.
About the Presenter
Donna Gabaccia is Professor of History at the University of Toronto and former Director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota. She has written and edited fourteen books and dozens of articles on Italian migration worldwide, on gender, class, labour and immigrant foodways in the United States, and on the global, comparative, and transnational methodologies useful for interdisciplinary study of international migration and mobility over the very long history of human life on earth.