The Global Studies Association of North America 15th Annual Conference

University of Texas, Austin: June 9 – 11th, 2016    

Call for Papers: Accepting papers on all topics that include aspects of global studies.
Send 100 word abstracts to: Jerry Harris at Deadline May 1st.
For more information go to our web site at:
Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Saskia Sassen, Columbia University
World renown sociologist, Sassen is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, and Chair of  The Committee on Global Thought. Her books are translated into over 20 languages. She is the recipient of diverse awards and mentions. Most recently she was awarded the Principe de Asturias 2013 Prize in the Social Sciences, and made a member of the Royal Academy of the Sciences of Netherland. Among her book are: Guest and Aliens; Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy; and Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages.
Dr. David Montejano, UC Berkeley
Historian and sociologist Dr. Montejano is Professor of Ethnic Studies. He is former Chair of the Center for Latino Policy Research, and previously Director of the Center for  Mexican Studies at the University of Texas. He is a Resident Scholar of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and recipient of the Frederick Jackson Turner Award. He is author of: Anglos and Mexican in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986; and Chicano Politics and Society in the Late Twentieth Century.
Susan Gzesh, University of Chicago
Susan Gzesh is Executive Director of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago. She was Director of the Mexico-US Network and co-founded the Regional Network of Civil Organizations for Migration. From 1997-1999 she was the legal advisor to the Mexican Foreign Ministry on US immigration law and policy. More recently Gzesh was appointed to the Illinois New Americans Immigrant Policy Council, and the United Food & Commercial Workers Union Task Force on Investigating Misconduct by Immigration Agents. She has served on the Chicago Council on Global Affair’s Task Force on Immigration Policy in the Midwest, and is a Fellow of the Migration Policy Institute in Washington D.C. She is an active member of the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights and the Chicago Committee for Human Rights Watch. Gzesh has also been a member of civil society delegation to the United Nations High Level Dialogue on Migration & Development, and the global Forum on Migration and Development.
Dr. Alfonso Gonzales, University of Texas
Dr. Gonzales’ is an expert in Latino and Latin American politics, migration control, and migrant social movements in the United States, Mexico, and Central America. He is particularly interested in the politics of migration control, which includes policing, asylum, detention, deportation, democracy, human rights, and justice. Dr. Gonzales is a renowned public speaker and has lectured at major universities and conferences in the United States, Mexico, and Spain.  He is author of: Reform Without Justice: The Homeland Security State and Latino Migrant Politics.

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