Foreign Bodies: On Health and Migration

HISTSCI 141
Eram Alam
Th 3:00pm-5:45
During the twentieth century, unprecedented human mobility has raised significant questions regarding migration and health. Whether coerced or voluntary, these migratory flows reverberate through individuals, communities, populations, environments, and the body politic in unexpected ways. This course will focus on the relationship between health and migration and ask the following questions: How are moving bodies named and managed? What are the political, economic, juridical, and medical implications of movement? How is risk defined and constructed in relation to migration? Readings will include case studies from around the world, supplemented with theoretical and literary texts.