Race, Ethnicity and Place: Cross-Cultural Experiences of Refugees and Migrants

Type: Paper
Theme: Ethnonationalism and Exclusion Around the World
Sponsor Groups: Ethnic Geography Specialty Group, Political Geography Specialty Group, Population Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/8/2020
Start / End Time: 11:10 AM / 12:25 PM
Room: Governors Square 12, Sheraton, Concourse Level
Organizers: Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo, Danielle Poole
Chairs: Sara Maani


These papers investigate immigrant geographies of death, violence, health, as well as collective practices of refugees in making claim to urban space. They draw on worldwide data, research findings, and scholar-activist ethnographic research in Europe and in the United States. Results to inquiries about where and when forced migrant mortality is concentrated; why migrants and refugees encounter systematic brutality, intense conflicts, inadequate healthcare access and other subtle forms of alienation; and how displaced peoples contest and overcome pervasive barriers of marginalization and exclusion in different geopolitical contexts provide key insights on violence, racism, borders, transnationalism and recent immigration. The presentations contribute to critical race theories and migration studies by bringing together international, national and urban content that raise questions pertaining to risk, agency, cultural competence, or Europe’s self-image as “liberal and post-racial” in an era of heightened ethnonationalism around the world.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Danielle Poole*, Dartmouth College, Spatial-temporal trends in forced migrant mortality, 2014 – 2018 15 11:10 AM
Presenter Arshad Isakjee*, University of Liveprool, Thom Davies*, University of Nottingham, ‘Liberal Violence’: Displacing and concealing racial border violence at the edge of EUrope. 15 11:25 AM
Presenter Sudarshana Bordoloi*, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Role of Cultural Competence in Equitable Health Care and Health Outcomes for Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities in the United States 15 11:40 AM
Presenter Sara Maani*, University of Illinois At Chicago, Refugee, Agency, City 15 11:55 AM

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