Paper Title

Session B: Immigration, Transnationalism, and Cultural Identity

Location

Coffey Hall - McCormick Lounge, Lake Shore Campus

Start Date

8-11-2014 11:00 AM

End Date

8-11-2014 12:30 PM

Abstract

a) Dr. Mark Kuczewski, Professor of Medical Ethics, Loyola University Medical Center

Mark G. Kuczewski, PhD, is the Fr. Michael I. English, S.J., Professor of Medical Ethics. He is also the director of the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy and a past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH). Mark is a dedicated bioethics educator. He is known for having created two of the major online graduate programs in bioethics.

b) Dr. Myrna Garcia, Assistant Professor, University of Indiana-Bloomington

Research areas: Latina/o im/migration, citizenship, social movements, Chicana/Latina feminism, race, and ethnicity

c) JoAnn Persch, R.S.M., Peace and Justice Coordinator

Sister JoAnn and Sister Patricia serve as Peace and Justice Coordinators for the Sisters of Mercy in Chicago’s WestMidwest community. Their ministry includes advocacy for comprehensive immigration reform, and they have a special concern for those who are being detained and/or deported.

d) Dr. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz, Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago

Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz is a sociocultural anthropologist with research and teaching interests in political economy, migration, Latinos/as in the U.S., race and class, applied anthropology, and urban ethnography. Her research with unauthorized immigrants in Chicago has explored how these workers negotiate perceptions of their labor as they struggle to attain autonomy, security, and dignity as undocumented immigrants in the United States. Dr. Gomberg-Muñoz has also been an ethnographer and organizer in Chicago’s immigrant rights movement since 2006.

Moderator: Dr. Martín Ponti, PhD, Loyola University Chicago

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Nov 8th, 11:00 AM Nov 8th, 12:30 PM

Session B: Immigration, Transnationalism, and Cultural Identity

Coffey Hall - McCormick Lounge, Lake Shore Campus

a) Dr. Mark Kuczewski, Professor of Medical Ethics, Loyola University Medical Center

Mark G. Kuczewski, PhD, is the Fr. Michael I. English, S.J., Professor of Medical Ethics. He is also the director of the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy and a past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH). Mark is a dedicated bioethics educator. He is known for having created two of the major online graduate programs in bioethics.

b) Dr. Myrna Garcia, Assistant Professor, University of Indiana-Bloomington

Research areas: Latina/o im/migration, citizenship, social movements, Chicana/Latina feminism, race, and ethnicity

c) JoAnn Persch, R.S.M., Peace and Justice Coordinator

Sister JoAnn and Sister Patricia serve as Peace and Justice Coordinators for the Sisters of Mercy in Chicago’s WestMidwest community. Their ministry includes advocacy for comprehensive immigration reform, and they have a special concern for those who are being detained and/or deported.

d) Dr. Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz, Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago

Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz is a sociocultural anthropologist with research and teaching interests in political economy, migration, Latinos/as in the U.S., race and class, applied anthropology, and urban ethnography. Her research with unauthorized immigrants in Chicago has explored how these workers negotiate perceptions of their labor as they struggle to attain autonomy, security, and dignity as undocumented immigrants in the United States. Dr. Gomberg-Muñoz has also been an ethnographer and organizer in Chicago’s immigrant rights movement since 2006.

Moderator: Dr. Martín Ponti, PhD, Loyola University Chicago