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“Histories of Migration and Citizenship in Europe and the United States: A Roundtable”
April 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sponsored by the Center for German and European Studies.
Emily Greble is Associate Professor of History; Associate Professor of German, Russian and East European Studies at Vanderbilt University. She is a historian of the Balkans and Eastern Europe. Her research interests include Islam in Europe, the transition from empire to nation-state, civil conflict, and local responses to socialism. Greble’s book, Sarajevo, 1941-1945: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Hitler’s Europe (Cornell, 2011) examines the persistence of institutions and networks in the city of Sarajevo under Nazi occupation during the Second World War. She is currently writing a history of Muslims in the post-Ottoman Balkans, which explores how Muslims living in new European states engaged with discourses of citizenship, migration, and secularism, and how Islamic institutions, like a Sharia judiciary, became integrated into modern European state structures. Greble’s work has been supported by numerous grants, including Fulbright, Fulbright-Hays, ACLS, the Mellon Foundation, IREX, and NEH. She has held residential fellowships at the Remarque Institute at New York University, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, part of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies in Washington, D.C.
Celia Donert is Lecturer in Central European History, since c. 1900 at the University of Cambridge with a focus on transnational approaches to East Central Europe, socialism, gender, nationalism, and the history of human rights. Her first book explored the history of Romani struggles for citizenship in 20th century Czechoslovakia. From 2017-19 She holds two AHRC research grants as principal investigator. One is an AHRC research network on the Legacies of the Romani Genocide in Europe since 1945, which held conferences at the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, the Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration in Paris, and the Wiener Holocaust Library in London. The other is an AHRC Early Career Leadership Fellowship called How Women’s Rights became Human Rights: Gender, Socialism, and Postsocialism in Global History, 1917-2017. This is the subject of her current book project, the research for which has also been supported by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung, the Zentrum fur Zeithistorische Forschung in Potsdam, and a British Academy small grant.
Marla Ramirez is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a historian of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands with specialization in oral history, Mexican repatriation, social and legal histories of Mexican migrations, and gendered immigration experiences. Her current book project, “Contested Illegality: Mexican Repatriation, Banishment, and Prolonged Consequences Across Three Generations,” examines the history of citizenship and naturalization laws and immigration policies of the Great Depression era, focusing on the unconstitutional banishment of US-citizens of Mexican descent that tore apart thousands of families across the US-Mexico border. Her research has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard, the San Francisco State University’s Development for Research and Creativity Grant, the Ford Foundation, and the University of California’s Fletcher Jones Fellowship.
This event will be moderated by Brandon Bloch UW-Madison Assistant Professor of History; and Kathryn Ciancia, Associate Professor of History at UW-Madison.