Public Lecture: Prof. Susan Ossman, April 8, 2013

NYU English Department Research Group on Transnational Everyday Life

NYU Dept. of Media, Culture, and Communication;

NYU Steinhardt Global; NYU Tisch Performance Studies;

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NYU English Research Group on Transnational Everyday Life 

Present:

Public Lecture

“When Borders Become Life Chapters:  Everyday Worlds after Context”Susan Ossman Book Cover

Speaker: Prof. Susan Ossman, Dept. of Anthropology, University of California, Riverside

Date: 8 April, 2013

Time: 5.30-7.00 PM

Venue:  5th floor Conference Room of Pless Hall (82 Washington Square East)

Abstract:

In Moving Matters: Paths of Serial Migration, I explore the lives of people who lived in several countries. Serial migrants have much in common, regardless of their birthplace, language, religion or cultural background. This is not because they are cosmopolitans, freed from the gravity of taken for granted social ties, or nomads who are oblivious to borders. Rather, they have all been immigrants several times. Those who repeat immigration struggle with the accumulation of ways of being themselves in each new home. By listening to…

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