Monday, September 27, 2021
American University's Washington College of Law will be hosting an in-person conference titled "Contested Boundaries: The Past, Present, and Future of US Citizenship" on Friday, October 1, 2021. The keynote presentation (October 1, 1:15pm-2:15pm EST) will be a discussion moderated by Amanda Frost (AU) with Martha Jones (John Hopkins) and Erika Lee (University of Minnesota) about the historical forces that have influenced US immigration and citizenship laws and policies and how debates over that history have shaped public understanding and public policy. The conversation will be recorded and may be available upon request (pending approvals).
Other portions of the conference will take place in-person only. Opening remarks will be given by Mae Ngai, Columbia and panels will address Race, Sovereignty, and Citizenship; Citizenship and Empire; Creating New Citizens; and Naturalization and Integration of New Citizens. For more information, please contact Amanda Frost.