This panel will consist of six geographers who have recently published their respective book-chapters in a volume "Transnational Geographers in the United States: Navigating Autobiogeographies in a Global Age"(edited by Alan P. Marcus, Lexington Books 2016). Their narratives provide insights into their own personal and professional trajectories as transnational geographers by using an approach called "autobiogeography." Geographers have produced and published extensive research on transnational immigration processes, yet this discussion offers a unique insight into the researchers who are transnational immigrants themselves (e.g.; from Brazil, Nigeria, Cyprus, Canada, Germany, Poland).
This panel will allow the authors and audience to participate in an open discussion on immigration, transnationalism, borders, place, migration, fragmentation, displacement, and "home" - and, particularly understand the personal and professional livelihoods of researchers who publish on transnational migration. Questions such as "how did you end up here?" and "where is home to you?" will be addressed. The panel will consist of the following participants and their transnational connections: Weronika Kusek (Poland), Heather Smith (Canada), Heike Alberts (Germany), Ibipo Johnston-Onumonwo (Nigeria), Stavros Constantinou (Cyprus), and Alan Marcus (Brazil).
|Panelist||Weronika Kusek Northern Michigan University||15|
|Panelist||Heike Alberts University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh||15|
|Panelist||Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo SUNY Cortland||15|
|Panelist||Alan Marcus Towson University||15|
|Panelist||Heather Smith University of North Carolina at Charlotte||15|
|Panelist||Stavros Constantinou Ohio State University||15|
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