Anthropology in Action
Current Migration Studies
The objective of the project is to better our understanding of the characteristics of trafficking victims and the efficacy of different intervention strategies in stabilizing their well-being. This project builds on previous collaboration between ISIM and USCCB to study child survivors of trafficking.
The Undocumented Migration Project (UMP) is a long-term anthropological study of undocumented migration between Mexico and the United States that uses ethnography, archaeology, and forensic science to better understand this clandestine social process.
This interdisciplinary study is identifying the factors that make immigrant students’ journeys to higher education successful to redefine acculturation and identify key features of the process.
Past Migration Studies
As part of the exploratory study on urban refugees in Amman and Cairo, funded by the Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration; ISIM and CCAS published the following in-depth reports in 2012, all of which are available for download.
Field School Opportunities
Migration Museum and Art Exhibitions
The Moving Matters Traveling Workshop explores migration and mobility by developing artwork, exhibitions, performances and public interventions.
REFUGEE – Annenberg Space for Photography (April 23, 2016 – August 21, 2016)
Through images created by five internationally acclaimed artists, REFUGEE explores the lives of refugees from a host of diverse populations dispersed and displaced throughout the world. The exhibit features photographs taken in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Colombia, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Myanmar, Serbia, Slovenia, and the United States.
Fencing In Democracy -apexart:nyc/University of Texas-Pan American (June 2 – July 30, 2016)
This bilingual (English and Spanish) group exhibition brings together work by artists, activists, architects, and other public intellectuals who have created alternative designs for or fought the construction of the United States – Mexico border wall.