Book Talk: Professor Fidan Elcioglu and Professor Tahseen Shams discuss their new books

When and Where

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Please join us on Wednesday, November 25 from 3-4PM, when Professors Fidan Elcioglu and Tahseen Shams will be in conversation to discuss their new works: Divided by the Wall (UCalifornia Press 2020) and Here, There and Elsewhere (Stanford UPress 2020).

The event will be hosted by Professors Neda Maghbouleh and Anna Korteweg.

The event will be held on Zoom, please register for the event here to receive a link.

'Divided by the Wall' - Prof Fidan Elcioglu

Divided by the Wall offers a one-of-a-kind comparative study of progressive pro-immigrant activists and their conservative immigration restrictionist opponents. Using twenty months of ethnographic research with five grassroots organizations, Emine Fidan Elcioglu (Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto) shows how immigration politics has become a substitute for struggles around class inequality among white Americans.

'Here, There, and Elsewhere' - Prof. Tahseen Shams

Challenging the commonly held perception that immigrants' lives are shaped exclusively by their sending and receiving countries, Here, There, and Elsewhere breaks new ground by showing how immigrants are vectors of globalization who both produce and experience the interconnectedness of societies—not only the societies of origin and destination, but also, the societies in places beyond. Tahseen Shams (Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto) posits a new concept for thinking about these places that are neither the immigrants' homeland nor hostland—the "elsewhere."