Collaborative Projects

Spring 2018

Linguistic Landscapes | Professor Dominika Baran

Through photographs and stories that situate them, we document and map multilingual texts visible in public spaces in Durham and the Triangle—on signs, signboards, shop windows, posters, and other places.

Black Mobilities and the Archive | Professor Jarvis C. McInnis

We will work with primary source documents in the Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association collection to explore migration and black transnationalism in the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa. Commonly known as the “back-to-Africa movement,” Garveyism was the largest mass movement of black people in the world.

Memorializing Migration | Professor Charlotte Sussman

How do you make a lasting memorial to people defined by their mobility? How do you publicly honor the experience of communities often characterized by their invisibility? We will curate a virtual exhibition of memorials to migration, focusing on those lost at sea. We will also read together some of the recent historical and theoretical writing about the function and influence of memorials.

Migration in Review | Professor Corina Stan

Here we read, review, and discuss books and performances about the experience of migration, including first-hand accounts of migrants, refugee literature, scholarly books, media coverage.

In addition to these exciting research projects, we also have a film series and an ongoing working group in the spring, alongside countless opportunities to engage in migration-related events. Please contact with any queries, questions or information, and to apply to be a Migration Fellow.