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June 9, 2021
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Panel Discussion / Speaker Series
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The movement of peoples across the globe for work, livelihoods, trade, and cultural exchange has been a constant in human history. This panel explores comparative forms of labor migration across several geographies—South Asia, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Panelists will think critically through the cultural designation of low-waged migrant laborers as the “heroes” of the contemporary global South and their role in the global economy as vital sources of both remittances for their families and labor for the global economy.

Hae Yeon Choo Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto, Mississauga

James Gabrillo Assistant Professor of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, University of Texas at Austin

Mishal Khan Postdoctoral Fellow, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas at Austin

Rui Jie Peng PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

Andrea Wright Assistant Professor of Anthropology, College of William and Mary

Relevant Research Clusters: Artistic Labor and the Humanities, Care Work, Essential Work, Work across the Global South

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Specific audiences:
  • Texas Law students
  • Prospective students
  • Texas Law alumni
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • General public
Sponsored by:
  • Bernard & Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights & Justice

If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the sponsor listed above or the Texas Law Special Events Office at no later than seven business days prior to the event.