Deconstructing Research Methodologies of “Undocumented” Research

This research team will interrogate the limits, methods, and frameworks of scholarship and research on undocumented subjects, and experiences of erasure produced by US scholars. The team will consist of primarily undocumented doctoral students, and migrants, positing the research as both academic and community-based. The participation of the Berkeley (un)documented graduate student community in examining research methods about (im)migration provokes a new form of critical engagement with texts that further contend arguments, findings, theories and methods traditionally utilized when talking about ‘the undocumented.’ This particular research theme brings together cross-disciplinary texts from the fields of social theory, diasporic citizenship, legal studies, performance studies, decolonial thought, and women and gender studies.