|8:00-8:30||Registration – Union Ballroom
Breakfast – Ballroom Lobby
|8:30||Welcome – Union 191
Michael R. Lovell, UW-Milwaukee Chancellor
Rodney Swain, Dean, College of Letters and Science
Rachel Ida Buff, Coordinator, Comparative Ethnic Studies
|9:30-11:00||Internal Displacements – Union 181|
|Moderator: Merry Wiesner-Hanks, History, UW-Milwaukee|
|Gita Barali, Independent Scholar
"Who is a Refugee? The Indian Experience"
|David Silkenat, History, North Dakota State University
"The American Civil War Considered as a Refugee Crisis"
|Sierra Adare-Tasiwoopa api, University at Buffalo
"The Trail Where They Cried: Prisoners, Survivors, Refugees?"
|9:30-11:00||Contesting Literacies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literacy and Refugee Studies – Union 183|
|Moderator: May Vang, Bilingual Education, UW-Milwaukee|
|MaiGer Moua, UW-Madison
"Contesting Literacy and Illiteracy: Hmong Romanized Popular Alphabet, Pahawh, and Nationalism"
|Chong Moua, UW-Madison
"From the Familial to the Female: Constructing the Hmong Subject in Kao Kalia Yang's The Latehomecomer"
|Michael T. MacDonald, UW-Milwaukee
"Currency and Consequence: Intersections of Literacy Research and Refugee Studies"
|11:30-12:30||Lunch - Ballroom East/Lobby
|1:00-2:30||Legal Policies and Regulatory Structures – Union 181|
|Moderator: Robert S. Smith, History, UW-Milwaukee|
|Dulce Abigail Perez Aguilera, Justice Studies and Social Inquiry, Arizona State University
Rosa E. Monterrubio Torres, Department of Law, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico
"Justifiable Conditions: The African Descendant Refugees in Mexico City: Status and Regulatory Challenges"
|Pinar Celebi, University of Exeter
"The Construction of Refugee Presence as a Security Threat"
|1:00-2:30||Rethinking Categories – Union 183|
|Moderator: Lisa Silverman, History, UW-Milwaukee|
|Tina Shrestha, Anthropology, Cornell University
"The Everyday Immigrant Integration: Nepali Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Migrant Workers in New York City"
|Bernadette Ludwig, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
"The Label Refugee: A Blessing or a Burden?"
|Laura Hilton, History, Muskingum University
"Are You Who You Say You Are? Identification and Screening of Displaced Persons in Postwar Germany"
|3:00-5:00||Plenary Session – Union Ballroom West|
|Introduction: Robert C. Greenstreet, Dean, School of Architecture and Urban Planning
|Moderator: Arijit Sen, Buildings, Landscapes, Cultures Program, School of Architecture, UW-Milwaukee
"The Negotiative Spaces of Transnational Placemaking"
"Architectures of Displacement: Refugee Identity and the Politics of Place-Making"
|5:00-5:30||Transportation to Jewish Museum of Milwaukee
|6:00-7:00||Reception – Jewish Museum of Milwaukee
|7:00-8:30||Ghita Schwartz Reading – Jewish Museum of Milwaukee|
|Introduction: Joel Berkowitz, Director, Jewish Studies, UW-Milwaukee
|8:30-10:00||Self Representation: The Politics of Agency and Voice – Union 181|
|Moderator: Oody Petty, Comparative Ethnic Studies & English, UW-Milwaukee|
|Alison Remillard, Cornell University
"Wandering Birds: Burmese Refugee youth Narratives of Inclusion, Exclusion and Hopes for the Future"
|Jennifer Way, Art History, University of North Texas
"Domesticating Handicrafts: Representations of Refugee Handicraft Artisans in South Vietnam, 1956"
|8:30-10:00||Locating Refugees: Spaces and Sites – Union 183|
|Moderator: Erica Bornstein, Anthropology, UW-Milwaukee|
|Lynne Horiuchi, Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California at Berkeley
"Managing Camps: The Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter and Japanese American Sites of Confinement"
|Emily A. Lynch, University of Texas at Austin
"Time in Forced Migration: Life in a Rwandese Refugee Camp"
|Father Linh Hoang, Religious Studies, Siena College
"Southeast Asian Refugees: Negotiating Religious Markers"
|8:30-10:00||Refugees and the Margins of Nations – Union 179|
|Moderator: Jodi Melamed, English Department, Marquette University|
|Rainer U. Schulze, University of Essex
"Memory and Memorialisation of Flight and Expulsion: Germany post-1945 and Kosovo post-2000"
|April Shemak, Sam Houston State University
"Refugees in the 'New World Order': Caryl Phillips' A Distant Shore"
|Dahlia Malek, King's College, London
"Exhausting Local Remedies in Accordance with the African Charter in Host Countries: The Case of Detained Refugees in Egypt"
|10:30-12:00||Refugee Collaboration with Local Actors – Union 181|
|Moderator: Adejumoke Afolayan, Geography, UW-Madison|
|Bryan McGinley, University of Strathclyde
"Refugee or Asylum Seeker: What's in a Name?"
|Christie Shrestha, Anthropology, University of Kentucky
"Complexities in Resettlement of Bhutanese Refugees: What it Means to Integrate and Become American"
|10:30-12:00||Identity & Refugee Narratives – Union 183|
|Moderator: Nan Kim Paik, History, UWM|
|Pa Her, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York
"The Stories We Share: Hmong Women's Identity and Socialization Strategies in the United States"
|Pa Der Vang, St. Catherine University
"Hmong in the U.S.: Acculturation and Socialization Strategies"
|Edwin Otieno Makori, Omega Foundation, Kenya
"The Experiences of Somali Refugees in Nairobi, Kenya: Their Perceptions of Citizenship and Home"
|10:30-12:00||A Refuge of Identity: Contesting Discourses of Refugee in Literature, Film and Political Culture – Union 179|
|Moderator: Kristin Sziarto, Geography, UW-Milwaukee|
|Aline Lo, UW-Madison
Manifested Destinies: Refugee Narratives in American Literature
|Lee Abbott, UW-Milwaukee
"Not refugees: the struggle for self-identification of Katrina survivors"
|Thang Dao, University of Southern California
"Vietnamese People Don't Die": Discourses about Vietnamese Undocumented Immigrants in the European Union
|12:00-1:00||Lunch – Plymouth Church|
|12:00-1:00||Here, There and Elsewhere Exhibit – Plymouth Church|
|Welcome: Andrew Warner, Plymouth Church
Introduction: Gregory Jay, Director, Cultures and Communities, UW-Milwaukee
|John Ruebartsch and Sally Kuzma
"Refugee Families in Milwaukee"
|1:30-3:00||Mediated Representations of Refugees – Union 181|
|Moderator: Richard Grusin, English & Center for 21st Century Studies, UW-Milwaukee|
|Michele James-Deramo, ASPECT (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought), Virginia Tech
"An Insurrection of Subjugated Information: The Perceptions of Aid Organizations in Kakuma Refugees"
|Phuong Nguyen, Asian American Studies,Northwestern University
"The Voice of America & Becoming Refugee American"
|Jane Seok Jeng Lim, State University of New York at Buffalo
"'A Flag on a Map': A Cars Study of a Karen Refugee Child's Sense of Identity in the Settlement Country"
|1:30-3:00||Refugees in Context of American Geopolitics – Union 183|
|Moderator: Sarah McKinnon, UW-Madison|
|Chieko Kitagawa Otsuru, Kansai University
"Accepting Refugees of Failed U.S. Wars as Minority Members"
|Emily M. Feuerherm, Linguistics, UC-Davis
"Discourses around Refugees: Positioning Iraqi Refugees through Policy and the Media"
|1:30-3:00||Hmong Refugees or Hmong Americans? Why Labels Matter – Union 179|
|Moderator: Scott Walter, Comparative Ethnic Studies & Cultures and Communities Program, UW-Milwaukee|
|Vincent Her, Ethnic and Racial Studies, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
Mary Louise Buley-Meissner, English, UW-Milwaukee
"Reading 'Bamboo Among the Oaks' as a Narrative of the Hmong American Journey from Refugees to Citizens"
|Mitch Ogden, English, University of Wisconsin-Stout
"Poetics & Polemics of Refugee Utopias: The Poetry of Hmong Diaspora"
|3:30-5:30||Plenary Session – West Ballroom|
|Introduction: Patrice Petro, Center for International Education, UW-Milwaukee
|Moderator: Chia Youyee Vang, Coordinator, Hmong Diaspora Studies, UW-Milwaukee
"Revere-ing Refugees: Multi-directional Movements and Methods in Critical Refugees Studies"
"Notes from a New York Immigration Lawyer (and Novelist) about Refugees"
|5:30-6:45||Reception – Fireside Lounge
|7:00||Keynote Address – West Ballroom|
|Introduction: Johannes Britz, Provost, UW-Milwaukee
|Dr. Matsuo Ikuhara
"Haiti and Japan Disasters: Lessons Learned and Implications for U.S. Preparedness"
|Concluding Remarks: Rachel Ida Buff