The Global Border Industrial Complex and the Production of Migrant Vulnerability
Monday, April 4 2016 7:00am
This webinar will examine the globalization of migrant vulnerability through the processes of militarization, securitization, and commodification.
Some of the questions that will provide a starting point for conversation:
- What are the patterns of migrant vulnerability that you are seeing in the areas where you have done your research?
- What role have processes of militarization, securitization, and/or commodification played in your analysis of the social forces responsible for the vulnerabilities faced by migrants?
- How have you conceptualized structural violence in relation the processes of militarization, securitization, and/or commodification?
- What are the most important emerging trends that you see in the globalization of border control regimes?
- What are the most important questions that we should be asking about human rights and social justice in relation to these emerging trends?
- What are the emergent forms of resistance and/or social mobilization and organization against these regimes of border control that we should be paying attention to?
Srteaming Link https://arizona.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=a36e0835-2868-4924-9cc7-23450c9c5221
Victor Braitberg and William Simmons, University of Arizona
Dr. Victor Braitberg is a Cultural Anthropologist whose research lies at the intersection of medical anthropology and Science and Technology Studies. His work is broadly concerned with the ethnographic and historical study of the ways that biomedical knowledge and technological practices are used as political and ideological resources for mediating social inequalities. For the last 13 years he has studied how information and communication technologies are used to mediate health care inequalities in the United States. Since 2003, his research on telemedicine has traced the linkages between the medical field, telecommunications, defense, and aerospace industries, and government policies to address issues of access to health care for poor and marginalized communities. Dr. Braitberg is especially interested in working with graduate students and advanced undergraduates who are interested in the history and ethnography of Western medical systems, the health professions, and the politics of expertise.
Annotated BibliographyMigration Policy Institute, Border Security Page: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/topics/border-security Outsourcing European border security – ‘at the whim of foreign dictators’? https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/opinion/stop-outsourcing-european-border-security/