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Histories of Migration and Global Capitalism

11 December 2023
9.00am – 8.30pm AEDT
State Library of NSW
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Hosted by the UNSW School of Humanities and Languages with the Stuart and Suzanne Grant Center for the Jewish American Experience at Tulane University, this conference brings scholars of different migrant communities together to explore the twentieth century period of mass migration.

We welcome renowned American visitors of Jewish transatlantic migration histories to share their insights and broaden our own understandings of the ways in which migration has shaped settler societies.

Our keynote for this event is Mae M. Ngai, Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History, Columbia University, in conversation with Rebecca Kobrin, Russell and Bettina Knapp Associate Professor of American Jewish History at Columbia University, about her new book The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes, Chinese Migration, and Global Politics (2021). 

Attendance is free to the conference, but registration is essential.

A book talk featuring Mae M. Ngai and Rebecca Kobrin will follow the conference. You can find more information about this event and purchase tickets for the talk here