2017-18 Theme: 


Migration, Confinement, and the Problem of Mobility

Against the backdrop of globalization, where capital flows across borders more easily than people, we are living in increasingly walled-off societies. This year’s Center theme delves into those  structures, ideas, and practices that divide individuals and communities in Long Island and our region, also  societies and nations in the larger world.   Read more here…


Spring Semester 2018

February 21, 2018: TPS Teach-in 

What: TPS Teach-in

When: February 21, 2018, 1-2:20PM

Where: Humanities 1008, Stony Brook University 

February 28, 2018

Co-sponsored with the School of Journalism, join us for a lecture and Q&A with Todd Miller dealing with topics from his book, Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security (linked through above image). Kirkus Reviews deems Miller's book "A galvanizing forecast of global warming's endgame and a powerful indictment of America's current stance."
What: Todd Miller Lecture, "Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security"
When: February 28, 2018 at 4PM
Where: Social and Behavioral Science Building, N320, Stony Brook University 

March 7, 2018

Join us for a screening of the HBO documentary Clinica de Migrantes followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Stephen Larson, who is featured in the film. 

What: Film Screening of Clinica de Migrantes and panel discussion with Dr. Stephen Larson, who is featured in the film
When: March 7, 2018 1-2:30PM
Where: Javits Lecture Hall 2

March 19, 2018

Our Works-in-Progress Series features scholars presenting their new and evolving research projects involving this year’s theme WALLS, MIGRATION, CONFINEMENT AND THE PROBLEM OF MOBILITY. Come hear their papers; a discussion and Q&A will follow the talks!

Works in Progress Series #2
Yalda Hamidi (Stony Brook University, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, PhD Candidate) “Iranian Patriotic Womanhood Confined: Paying the Price of Literary Home Making”
Dr. Tim August (Stony Brook University, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature) “The Best of Both Worlds: Countering Refugee Exceptionalism and Perpetual Forgetting” 
Dr. Giuseppe Gazzola (Stony Brook University, European Languages, Literatures, and Culture) “Not a Matter of Race, Rather a Matter of Culture: Italians in India, 1871-1914”

March 22, 2018

Come listen to the Allen Lecture on Race and Class, given by Dr. William A. Darity, followed by a roundtable discussion on higher education in an age of inequality with Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom from Virginia Commonwealth University and Dr. Darrick Hamilton from the New School. A reception will follow! 
What: The Allen Lecture on Race and Class, given by Dr. William A. Darity, followed by a Roundtable Discussion on Higher Education in an Age of Inequality, featuring Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom and Dr. Darrick Hamilton  
When: March 22, 2018
Where: Wang Center, 2PM lecture, Roundtable 3:30-5:00, Reception 5:00PM


WCSA 2018 Conference:


The Working-Class Studies Association willl meet at Stony Brook for its 2018 Annual Conference, with  above theme.  The Center will be hosting, as it has done for the past decade, on the campus of Stony Brook University from June 6-9, 2018.  The deadline for paper, session, and other proposals has now passed, but the program and registration will be available shortly.

Click here for how to apply, other information.

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