This lecture will discuss concepts of home, belonging and international (im)mobility. Major theories of international migration will help us situate personal and cultural contexts for exploring why, how and where people move (or do not). A comparative approach will include examples from the United States, Latin America, and Europe to illustrate concepts such as hyphenated identity, refugee vs. asylum seeker, assimilation and integration, racialized identity, and return migrants. This lecture will be at an introductory level and in English.
Jennifer A. Reimer received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011. She is currently Lise Meitner postdoctoral fellow at the University of Graz. Her research highlights the intersection of 20th and 21st century literary-cultural productions and the global material realities out of which they are created and circulated.
Dr. Ulla Kriebernegg is associate professor and co-director of the Center for Inter-American Studies at the University of Graz. Her emphasis in research and teaching is on Inter-American literary and cultural studies, Jewish literature, and Age/aging studies.