The Crimmigration Law Lecture Series at the University of Denver is back. On Friday, October 14, three exceptional scholars will come to campus to discuss the political economy of crimmigration law. Professors Tanya Golash-Boza (University of California, Merced Department of Sociology), Amada Armenta (University of Pennsylvania Department of Sociology), and Anita Sinha (American University Washington College of Law) will lead robust discussions about mass deportation in the age of global capitalism. Along with my co-organizer and colleague Professor Christopher Lasch, I invite you to join us.
Professor Golash-Boza is a prolific scholar whose many intellectual contributions include her recently published book Deported: Immigrant Policing, Disposable Labor, and Global Capitalism. She will set the tone for the day’s conversations with a lecture whose title I used to frame the entire day: “Mass Deportation and Global Capitalism.” Later that afternoon, Professors Sinha and Armenta will team up to present their latest research at a joint session. Professor Sinha’s remarks will build off her critical approach to the use of low-paid detainee labor inside immigration detention centers run by or on behalf of ICE. For her part, Professor Armenta will address how structural racism and colorblindness rhetoric becomes imbued in local law enforcement practices that have a particularly severe impact on Latinx migrants.
Professor Golash-Boza will speak at noon. Professors Armenta and Sinha will speak at 5:30. All events will occur in Anderson Academic Commons 290 and are free and open to the public. If you are in the Denver area on October 14th, please consider attending.
This is the third session of the year-long Crimmigration Law Lecture Series. The lecture series is dedicated to understanding how criminal and immigration norms affect one another and to creating a praxis that can potentially shape crimmigration’s development. The next installation will occur on November 11 when Ingrid Eagly (UCLA Law School), Annie Lai (University of California, Irvine School of Law), and Todd Miller (independent journalist and author of Border Patrol Nation) will join us.