July 2019

I.D.

The door to this classroom is a border and all of us crossing it have the privilege to be in the room. There’s a great number of people who are not here with us because they are subject to travel bans, they have the wrong passport, they have no visa, they were denied visa, they were denied entry, they can’t afford to be here, they have no access to information, they have no access to libraries or even schools.... Read more about I.D.

“The Unbearable Lightness” of Discussing Migrations

(I am indebted to Milan Kundera for inspiring this title.)

When we discuss migrations, we are often more interested in telling our stories, making statements based on our lived experiences, and justifying our scholarship and creative works with our overwhelming personal memories. This subjective approach towards migrations may motivate us to engage with migrations in a deeper way.... Read more about “The Unbearable Lightness” of Discussing Migrations