October 19, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Open Borders Conference 2019 – The New School

66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011
Arnhold Hall, Room I-202

What does it mean for a country to legalize migration? What concrete steps can we take to move in this direction? In this panel, we’ll explore what society might look like when we make migration an option for everyone.

Presenter Biographies:

Daniel Morales is an associate professor of law at the University of Houston. His research addresses the legal problems that arise because immigration law acts on noncitizens, yet is made by and for the citizenry. His scholarship has appeared in leading law reviews, including the N.Y.U. Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, and Wake Forest Law Review. Prof. Morales graduated magna cum laude from Williams College and received his J.D. from Yale Law School.

Nandita Sharma is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her research focuses on the intersection of nationalism, racism and the politics of human migration. Nandita is an activist scholar who has long been active in feminist, anti-racist, anti-capitalist and No Borders movements. She has written numerous journal articles and book chapters and is the author of two books:  Home Economics: Nationalism and the Making of ‘Migrant Workers’ in Canada and Home Rule: National Sovereignty and the Separation of Natives and Migrants (coming in February 2020).

Jacqueline Stevens is a professor of political science and received her PhD in political science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993. She conducts research on political theories and practices of membership since antiquity. Her current research on deportation law has been the basis of successful lawsuits challenging government misconduct. Professor Stevens’s work has appeared in Political Theory, the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Political PhilosophySocial TextThird World QuarterlyThe Nation magazine and the New York Times

Moderator: Fabio Rojas, Professor of Sociology at Indiana University Bloomington.