MEDIA ADVISORY — Migration, Representation and Stereotypes Conference

Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017


The University of Ottawa and Carleton University invite members of the media to join international experts for the Migration, Representation and Stereotypes Conference.

The conference aims to address the questions of the abuse of stereotypes when it comes to the representation of migration and refugees in various public discourses, both historically, conceptually and practically.

WHAT: International, interdisciplinary, and bilingual conference on migration, representation and stereotypes.

WHERE: Academic Hall, University of Ottawa (135 Seraphin Marion - Map)

WHEN: April 28, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

April 29, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

April 30, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Experts will explore the following themes:

(Mis)representation of migration and stereotypes in:

  • Governmental laws and political discourses;
  • Fine arts, literature, film, drama, and performance;
  • Communal living in the past and in the age of mobility;
  • Social media and everyday life;
  • Education.

uOttawa and Carleton University Experts:

Yana Meerzon
Department of Theatre and Chair of the Organizing Committee
Faculty of Arts
Theatre of exile and migration

Daniel McNeil
Department of History and Migration and Diaspora Studies Initiative
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Translocal identities, cultural criticism, Black and African diasporas, media representations of racialized groups

Luisa Veronis
Department of Geography
Faculty of Arts
Transnationalism, migration, identity, and citizenship in Canadian cities with a focus on immigrant settlement, community organizing, migrant and minority groups, and questions of belonging

Christabelle Sethna
Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
Accessibility, Travel and Abortion Services

David Jaclin
School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
Wildlife Trafficking and Migrations of Animal Parts around the Globe

View the full conference program and speakers

Media inquiries:

Sarah Foster
Media Relations Officer
University of Ottawa

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