Monday, October 9, 2023
Call for Papers
Crimmigration through Time, Space, and Culture
Lewis & Clark Law School
Crimmigration has gone global. The maturation and dispersion of crimmigration policy and practice has not escaped scholarly notice. Nevertheless, the focus of current studies,
not surprisingly, is often still on the Global North’s responses to the perceived threat of uncontrolled migration of perceived undesirable and possibly dangerous others from the
Global South. This conference aims to question and broaden that perspective to include more attention to migration-control strategies in the Global South, to the impact of
colonialism, and to comparison across less-studied boundaries, both actual and theoretical. We also invite new ideas about the connections of crimmigration to its past and likely future, innovative methods to study crimmigration, as well as critiques of the crimmigration thesis. The result, we hope, will be a lively discussion that includes new geographies, comparative insights, new methodologies and sensitivity to the evolving efforts of nations to control borders, interior spaces and populations, along with migrants’
determination to evade those controls.
This conference will be in-person at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon
on March 1–2, 2024. Early career scholars are invited to a get-acquainted event the
evening of February 29th before the conference begins.
Please send an abstract and a tentative title by January 5, 2024 to Professor Marie Provine at [email protected]. You will be notified by January 20, 2024 whether
your proposal has been accepted. Selection will be based on relevance to the Call for Papers and will be first-come, first served. Space considerations require limiting
attendance to no more than 125 scholars.