2019 Provost Forum: Immigration in a Divided World

Immigration combines enormous technical complexity with emotionally charged concerns about national identity. This Forum examines how underlying issues of sovereignty and humanitarianism intersect with cultural, ethnic, and economic issues. It focuses on specific areas of tension within and between nations over issues of immigration.

Duke University Press publishes many essential books and journals that address this timely and controversial topic. You can buy copies at the Forum; the Gothic Bookshop will be selling on-site. You can order copies online from the Press using coupon code FORUM19. You can also access free online editions by clicking on the titles below; these books, journal issues, and articles will be open to all through November 15th.

The Fixer: Visa Lottery Chronicles

By Charles Piot

Deported Americans: Life after Deportation to Mexico

By Beth C. Caldwell

Radical Histories of Sanctuary

A. Naomi Paik, Jason Ruiz, and Rebecca M. Schreiber, issue editors
Radical History Review, volume 19, issue 3, 2019

Migrants and City-Making: Dispossession, Displacement, and Urban Regeneration

By Ayşe Çağlar and Nina Glick Schiller

A Legacy of Exclusion: The Geopolitics of Immigration and Latinas/os in the South

Yalidy Matos
Labor: Studies in Working-Class History, volume 16, issue 3, 2019

Diaspora’s Homeland

By Shelly Chan

Rethinking Migration and Autonomy from within the "Crises"

Martina Tazzioli, Glenda Garelli, and Nicholas De Genova, editors
South Atlantic Quarterly, volume 117, issue 2, 2018

The Borders of "Europe": Autonomy of Migration, Tactics of Bordering

Edited by Nicholas De Genova

Migrant Returns: Manila, Development, and Transnational Connectivity

By Eric J. Pido

Sounds of Crossing: Music, Migration, and the Aural Poetics of Huapango Arribeño

By Alex E. Chávez

How Immigration Policy Impacts Health Equity

Tiffany D. Joseph, Franciso I. Pedraza, Vanessa Cruz Nichols, and Alana M. W. LeBrón
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, volume 42, issue 5, 2017

Empowering Arab Immigrant Women in Chicago: The Arab Women’s Committee

Rasmea Odeh
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies, volume 15, issue 1, 2019

Migrant Futures: Decolonizing Speculation in Financial Times

By Aimee Bahng

Against the Day: "Migrant Workers and New Forms of Exploitation: Europe and Beyond"

Rutvica Andrijasevic and Devi Sacchetto, editors
South Atlantic Quarterly, volume 114, issue 1, 2015

The Cruel Optimism of Mobility: Aspiration, Belonging, and the "Good Life" among Transnational Chinese Migrants in Tokyo

Jamie Coates
positions: asia critique, volume 27, issue 3, 2019

Immigration Detention: No Turning Back?

Jennifer M. Chacón
South Atlantic Quarterly, volume 113, issue 3, 2014


Eithne Luibheid, issue editor
GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, volume 14, issue 2-3, 2008