Citizenship, Illegalization, and Insularity

Thursday, Mar 10, 2022 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

VIRTUAL EVENT - ZOOM WEBINAR

Radical Kinship Series — Scholars and Artists on Undocumented & Unauthorized Migration

Citizenship, Illegalization, and Insularity
with Dan-el Padilla Peralta (Princeton) and Joel Sati (Yale – UC Berkeley)
Zoom Webinar – Click here to register.

“Illegalization”: What it is, and why an understanding of it is important. 
In this presentation, Joel Sati draws from personal experiences as an illegalized person and a philosopher of immigration and criminal law to present the concept of “illegalization.” Sati defines “illegalization” as “the dynamic, ongoing social and legal processes that make and remake those who lack status as illegal aliens.” Sati’s talk will focus on the similarities and differences between the criminal law and immigration enforcement while examining the way immigration reform has been impeded by its engagement with notions of criminality.

Citizenship & Insularity
Dr. Dan-el Padilla Peralta
will expand on their 2019 article “Citizenship’s Insular Cases, from Ancient Greece and Rome to Puerto Rico” to help scholars better understand the geo-specific aspects of citizenship and its relationship to displacement. By drawing from postcolonial literary critics and political theorists, this presentation will troubleshoot the notion of “citizenship” and “insularity.”

The Radical Kinship Series is curated and hosted by CRG’s Arts and Humanities Initiative Research Scholar, Alán Pelaez Lopez.

Series co-sponsored by On the Same Page Program, the Multicultural Community Center, the Undocumented Student Program, and the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative at UC Berkeley.


IMPORTANT: We will begin allowing access to the webinar at 3:55 pm PT. Those unable to access the webinar via Zoom can view the conversation via livestream at CRG’s Facebook Page here:  https://www.facebook.com/crg.berkeley

*If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Ariana Ceja at centerrg@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.

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