Category Archives: Announcements

Feminist (im)mobilities and Liquid Fractures: Migration and Mobility in North America and the Mediterranean

I write to share an announcement for an exciting lecture next Thursday, April 19 at 7:30.







We are excited to host a multidisciplinary panel on “Feminist (im)mobilities and Liquid Fractures: Migration and Mobility in North America and the Mediterranean” on April 19th, 2018 in Lean Lecture Hall at 7:30pm.

Amy Lind will speak about Feminist (Im)mobilities, NAFTA, and the post-9/11 US-Mexico Border and Maurizio Albahari, will talk about migration via the Mediterranean route.

Speaker Bios

Amy Lind is Mary Ellen Heintz Professor and Head of the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati. She is the author of Gendered Paradoxes: Women’s Movements, State Restructuring, and Global Development in Ecuador (Penn State University Press, 2005), and editor of four volumes, including Development, Sexual Rights and Global Governance (Routledge, 2010) and Feminist (Im)mobilities in Fortress(ing) North America: Rights, Citizenships and Identities in Transnational Perspective (Ashgate Publishing, 2013). Her new book, From Nation to Plurination: Resignifying State, Economy and Family in Ecuador (with Christine Keating), addresses the cultural, economic, and affective politics of Ecuador’s postneoliberal Citizen Revolution.

Maurizio Albahari is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, where he is also concurrent Associate Professor in the Keough School of Global Affairs. He is the author of Crimes of Peace: Mediterranean Migrations at the World’s Deadliest Border (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015). His articles and editorials on refugee mobility and related civic engagement in the Euro-Mediterranean context have appeared in interdisciplinary and news media venues including the Journal on Migration and Human Security, Social Research, Humanity, Anthropology Today, Anthropology News, Anthropological Quarterly, History News Network, openDemocracy, Perspektif Magazine, Fox News, and CNN.

Benefit Dinner for Central American Clean Water Campaign April 11

Students, please consider supporting this important effort to help clean water projects in Central America by attending Soup & Bread next Wednesday, April 11 from 5-7pm in Kittredge.   I share Nate Addington’s message below:


Soup and Bread, in collaboration with the Greenhouse Student Sustainability Group, is teaming up again to reach our pledge for the Companion Community Developmental Alternatives’ (CoCoDA) clean water projects in Central America. Our first dinner this semester kicked off our campaign and was a huge success! But we still have a little work to do! Join us in reaching our goal of $5,750 towards the total cost of these projects ($110,000).

This past October, students, staff, and faculty from The College of Wooster attended The Sun and Water Conference hosted by CoCoDA in Suchitoto, El Salvador. The conference focused on CoCoDA’s initiatives to install solar powered water filtration systems in three villages located in El Salvador and Nicaragua. Our pledge will go towards directly benefiting these projects in these villages.

We invite you to join us in The Soup and Bread Central American Clean Water Campaign! We’ll have soup and grilled cheese! It’s only one meal swipe or $5! All are welcome to attend!

*View this video from The Sun and Water Conference:

Lecture: White Bound Monday 2/12

Matthew Hughey to Deliver Stieglitz Memorial Lecture. Matthew Hughey, associate professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut, will present “White Bound: Nationalists, Antiracists, and the Shared Meaning of Race” on Monday, Feb. 12, at The College of Wooster’s Stieglitz Memorial Lecture. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall.

“White Bound” investigates whether whites are splintering into antagonistic groups, with differing worldviews, values, and ideological stances, and questions the very notion of a fracturing whiteness, and in so doing offers a unique view of white racial identity. Hughey spent over a year attending meetings, reading literature, and interviewing members of two white organizations—a white nationalist group and a white antiracist group.

Though he found immediate political differences, he observed surprising similarities related to how both groups make meaning of race and whiteness.

“White Bound” was a co-winner of the 2014 Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Outstanding Book Award. Hughey, who earned a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Virginia, is currently a member of the executive committee for the Eastern Sociological Society and is chair-elect of the Division of Racial and Ethnic Minorities for the Society for the Study of Social Problems. In 2018, he’ll serve as a visiting professor in the department of sociology at Trinity College in Dublin and a visiting fellow in the Institute of Advanced Study at Warwick University in Coventry, England.

The Stieglitz Memorial Lecture was founded by Dr. and Mrs. Lewis N. Stieglitz of Concord, N.H., as a tribute to their son, Martin, a Wooster student who was majoring in sociology when he lost his life in an off-campus house fire on Feb. 11, 1989. The Stieglitz Memorial Fund, the departments of Sociology and Anthropology, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, as well as the departments of Political Science and Africana Studies are co-sponsoring the lecture.