Loyola University Chicago

College of Arts & Sciences

CAS Series on Migration

The College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Lecture Series returns this fall with a free six-part series on the topic of Migration. The series, which is hosted in partnership with CAS interdisciplinary program directors, invites well-known national and international scholars, authors, and experts in select fields to help us dive into social and cultural issues.  

REGISTER FOR SEPTEMBER’S SEMINAR 

Human history is a shared chronicle of migration. According to a recent United Nations World Migration Report, there are over 281 million migrants around the world. These migrants bring with them a multitude of proven benefits for their new homes: new languages, cultures, customs, and economic activity. Migrants have always faced threats to their rights, dignity and well-being. The early stages of the global pandemic posed a new challenge altogether, essentially halting the movement of peoples between countries. However, remittances have rebounded and even reached historical highs in several countries, signaling that global migration will continue as it has in the past. This Interdisciplinary Lecture Series includes presentations and discussions on a variety of topics that incite, impede, or are consequent of migration both within the United States and across the world. 

While each series has a distinct focus, various perspectives are woven together to create a foundation of knowledge. This program is open to the Loyola community, including students, alumni, faculty, and staff and is available in a hybrid format.  

Previous topics included Global Racism in Comparative Perspective (2021) and Information, Misinformation, and Disinformation in Global Affairs (2022). 

See below for the topics, dates, times and to register.  
 
Note: The schedule will continue to be updated throughout the academic year.  

2022-23 Seminar Series: 

SEPTEMBER 

"From Globalism to Retro-Capitalism: Rising Authoritarianism and Immigration in the United States" 

Featuring: Dr. Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, Princeton University 
Date: Thursday, September 29, 4-5 PM 
Location: Sr. Jean MPR North (Damen) 
LUC Host: Global Studies Program 

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OCTOBER 

"The Making of a Migrant Public Sphere: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in the Midwest” 
Featuring: Dr. Juan Ignacio Mora, Indiana University - Bloomington 
Date: Thursday, October 13, 4-5 PM, 
Location: Sr. Jean MPR North (Damen) 
LUC Host: Latin American & Latinx Studies Program 
Registration coming soon... 

NOVEMBER  

Title: TBA 
Featuring: Dr. Katerina Linos, University of California - Berkeley  
Date: Thursday, November 17, 4-5 PM, 
Location: Sr. Jean MPR North (Damen) 
LUC Host: Arabic Studies Program 
Registration coming soon...

FEBRUARY  

Title: TBA 
Featuring: Dr. Cynthia Willis-Esqueda, University of Nebraska - Lincoln 
Date: Thursday, February 9, 4-5 PM 
Location: Room is TBD 
LUC Host: Psychology of Crime & Justice Program 
Registration coming soon... 

MARCH  

Title: TBA 
Featuring: TBD
Date: Thursday, March 16, 4-5 PM 
Location: Room is TBD 
LUC Host: African Studies and the African Diaspora Program 
Registration coming soon... 

APRIL 

Title: TBA 
Featuring: TBD 
Date: Thursday, April 13, 4-5 PM 
Location: Room is TBD 
Registration coming soon... 

Learn more about lecture series from past years.