Roundtable - Late-Breaking
Reviewed by: AAA Late-Breaking Review Committee
Of interest to: Practicing and Applied Anthropologists
Primary Theme: Migration and displacement
In contexts of rapidly changing immigration policy and immigrant policing landscapes around the world, the geographical, demographic, political, and sociocultural contexts in which anthropologists conduct fieldwork with immigrants and refugees have become volatile, unpredictable and even precarious for both researchers and their subjects.
This roundtable brings together immigration scholars and practicing anthropologists to discuss how we can best adapt to – and learn the most from – these unstable field sites. Roundtable participants will address shifting immigration dynamics and policies in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, changes in the composition of immigrant and refugee flows, and increased privacy and confidentiality concerns from immigrants and refugees themselves, as well as how immigrant communities adapt to changing policy and resist new policing and surveillance measures.