World Migration and the Politics of Newness
Most histories of world migration from 1840 to 1940 erase more than 100 million long distance migrants that did not depart from Europe. This forgetting underpins the claims of newness and crisis that have shaped understandings of globalization and calls for migration reform over the last century. The spatial dimensions of this forgetting frame a geopolitics of newness, reform and the constant reproduction of global difference and inequality.
Department of History, Columbia University