Displacement, Deportation, and (Forced) Migration

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Population Specialty Group, Ethnic Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Grand Ballroom A, Astor, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Emily Frazier, Dylan Connor
Chairs: Emily Frazier


This CFP is part of a two-session series focusing on (1) Displacement, Deportation, and (Forced) Migration, and (2) Geographical Perspectives on Social Inequality and Mobility. We plan for each session to have a discussant.

Early career scholars are encouraged to apply.

AAG 2018 CFP: Displacement, Deportation, and (Forced) Migration
Co-organized by: Emily Frazier (The University of Tennessee, Knoxville) & Dylan Connor (The University of Colorado, Boulder)
Sponsored by: Population, Ethnic

Displacement across the globe is now at an all-time high, and the causes, consequences, and sites of dislocation are diverse. Although geography has long been touted as a discipline suited to studying migration, or more recently, mobilities, the phenomenon of displacement has received less attention. Taking Hyndman’s (2000, 2) definition of displacement as “involuntary movement, cultural dislocation, social disruption, material dispossession, and political disenfranchisement”, this session invites papers that critically examine all types, instances and causes of displacement, across scales from the local to the global.

The goal of this session is to unite interest and promote collaboration among scholars of population and displacement. We want to foster conversation and bring together critical conceptualizations of displacement in its various forms. We encourage the submission of papers focused on: empirical examinations of displacement; deportation as a method of curtailing, removing, managing and preventing people from residing in a place; theorizations of “place” and “emplacement”; spatial analyses of displacement; the scalar aspect of displacement; and comparative studies of displacement across a wide range of contexts. Given the persistent vulnerability of displaced populations, we also seek papers with a focus on the experiences of displaced populations.

Other possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- Causes, consequences and repercussions of climate- and disaster-related displacement
- Gentrification, urban development and eviction as drivers of displacement
- Deportation and (forced) migration as displacement
- Resistance(s) to displacement
- Destruction of informal settlements
- Results/Consequences of displacement
- Humanitarian assistance and management of displacement
- Local displacements, for example: New Orleans

Interested participants may send an abstract and PIN to Emily Frazier at eblackar@vols.utk.edu and Dylan Connor at dylan.connor@colorado.edu for consideration by October 23rd.

King, R. 2011. Geography and Migration Studies: Retrospect and Prospect. Population, Space and Place 18(2): 134 – 153.
Hyndman, J. 2000. Managing Displacement: Refugees and the Politics of Humanitarianism. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Son Ca Lam*, CLARK UNIVERSITY- GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT, Shifting grounds: changes in the meaning of home for Vietnamese refugee women across generations 20 10:00 AM
Presenter Anna Dolde*, Macalester College, “Why Is There Always a Winner and a Loser?”: Participatory Insights and Recommendations to Promote Housing Resiliency in the Rondo Neighborhood of Saint Paul, MN 20 10:20 AM
Presenter Emil Pull*, Malmö University, Renoviction in Sweden: Growth in a post-gentrification landscape? 20 10:40 AM
Presenter H. Jacob Carlson*, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Where Do the Displaced Go?: Pathways of Displacement in New York City 20 11:00 AM
Presenter Luca Muscarà*, Universita del Molise, Between xenophobia and cosmopolitanism: Gottmann's geography and the present migrants' crises 20 11:20 AM

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