Collaborative Streams

Fall 2018

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.

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.

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 contribute to the ongoing database on Memorials to Migration ( ). We may also read together some of the recent historical and theoretical writing about the function and influence of memorials.

Spring 2018

Migration in Review | Professor Corina Stan

Following a review workshop in the Fall 2017, the participants read, discussed, and reviewed texts about the experience of migration, including memoirs, refugee novels, scholarly books, and plays.

Lorenza Starace reviews Barbara Métais-Chastanier’s Chroniques des Invisibles. De l’Exil à Avignon. Récit d’une création, Paris: Le passager clandestin, 2017.

Anna Tybinko reviews Belachew Gebrewold-Tochalo’s edited collection Africa and Fortress Europe. Threats and Opportunities, Farnham: Ashgate, 2007.

Hannah Borenstein reviews Munene Franjo Mwaniki’s The Black Migrant Athlete: Media, Race, and the Diaspora in Sports, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2017.

Lorenza Starace reviews Subha Xavier’s The Migrant Text. Making and Marketing a Global French literature, Montreal: mqup, 2016.

Anna Tybinko reviews Raquel Vega-Durán’s Emigrant Dreams, Immigrant Borders: Migrants, Transnational Encounters, and Identity in Spain, Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2016.

Hannah Borenstein reviews Victoria Bernal’s Nation as Network: Diaspora, Cyberspace, and Citizenship, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2014.

Corina Stan reviews Guillaume le Blanc and Fabienne Brugère’s La fin de l’hospitalité: Lampedusa, Lesbos, Calais . . . jusqu’où irons-nous? Paris: Flammarion, 2017.