Friday, August 14, 2009

New NYU Press Series: Citizenship and Migration in the Americas

New York University Press is proud to announce a new book series that addresses one of the major political and legal issues of the day: immigration.

Citizenship and Migration in the Americas will publish innovative work exploring the legal, political, economic, social, and cultural issues that lie at the center of contemporary and historical conversations about the meaning of membership in the Americas. The series aims to aggressively expand traditional scholarship on immigration by embracing a broad, interdisciplinary definition of migration, including but not limited to the legal and illegal movement of people within and across domestic and international borders, and, importantly, how debates about the role of the modern nation-state, global citizenship, and human rights affect the lived experiences of migrants in the United States and its territories, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Canada.

The series editor and editorial advisory board seek theoretically sophisticated projects that broaden the parameters of immigration law and contribute to wider discussions of transnational citizenship in both domestic and international contexts. As such, future books published in the series might address the contours and parameters of labels such as national boundaries and legal membership. The series will also seek historical examinations that will add context and reference to contemporary issues such as the status of undocumented workers, the role of law enforcement, the relevance of international human rights, the interests of national security, free trade, economic development, and other topics that lie at the epicenter of immigration law and policy.

While individual titles will be quite diverse, the series editor will strive to ensure that all books published in Citizenship and Migration in the Americas consider the larger global themes of citizenship and migration. The series will publish a wide variety of books, including monographs, course texts, and general interest titles. Led by a group of academics that are highly respected scholars in the field, the series will publish provocative and timely works in an all-important public policy arena that has thus far not garnered the attention it merits.

Series Editor:

Faculty_Roman%2CEdbierto Ediberto Román is a founding Professor of Law at Florida International University, where he served as associate dean for academic affairs from 2005-2007.  A prolific scholar of immigration law, international law, and the law and theory of citizenship, he is the author of over two dozen articles, as well as two books: The Other American Colonies, which was a 2006 finalist for the Law and Society Association’s Willard Hurst Prize for best work in legal history; and, forthcoming in 2010 from NYU Press, Citizenship and Its Exclusions. He is at work on a third book, also to be published by NYU Press,, Those Damn Immigrants: America’s Hysteria over Undocumented Latino/a Immigrants. He expects to finish his fourth book, Understanding Immigration, in 2010. For the 2009-2010 academic year, he will serve as the Deputy Executive Director of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools and will be a Visiting Professor of Law at Washington College of Law, American University.

Editorial Advisory Board:

Kif Augustine-Adams, Associate Dean and Charles E. Jones Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University


Kevin Johnson, Dean and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies, University of California, Davis

Stephen H. Legomsky, John S. Lehmann University Professor, Washington University School of Law

Gerald Neuman, J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law, Harvard Law School

Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Charles M. and Marion J. Kierscht Scholar, University of Iowa College of Law


Victor Romero, Associate Dean and Maureen B. Cavanaugh Distinguished Faculty Scholar, Penn State University College of Law

Gerald Torres, Bryant Smith Chair in Law, University of  Texas, Austin

Submission guidelines: Submissions should take the form of a 3-5 page proposal outlining the intent and scope of the project, its merits in comparison to existing texts, and the audience it is designed to reach. You should also include a detailed Table of Contents, 2-3 sample chapters or articles, and a current copy of your curriculum vitae. Please send submission materials to: Ediberto Román, Professor of Law, Florida International  University, University Park, Miami, Fl. 33199

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