IMRC presents Mat Coleman

“Migra/Policia: Automobility and Immigrant Policing in the US South”

November 13 at 12:30pm, the IMRC welcomes Dr. Mat Coleman from The Ohio State University to Waterloo.MatColeman

Research on new immigration to the US South says little substantively about how immigrant livelihoods have been shaped by the recent devolution of immigration enforcement powers to county sheriffs and city police. Drawing on new fieldwork findings from two counties in central North Carolina, Dr. Coleman explores the site-specific practices that constitute non-federal immigration enforcement, with a specific focus on policy surveillance of immigrant “automobility”. His research draws on feminist political geography insights about the state as an aggregation of local-scale practices rather than as a coherent, homogenous, single-minded entity.

As a political geographer, with a longstanding interest in political economy, Dr. Coleman is interested in how the contingencies and specificities of territory, place, and space shape what we can say about the exercise of state power.

All are welcome to the lecture at 12:30pm on Wednesday, November 13, at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) in room 142. A light lunch will be provided.

Room 142, Balsillie School of International Affairs
67 Erb Street West, Waterloo ON N2L 6C2