The next Migration Matters event explores the role of culture in the migrant experience. Three distinct perspectives will be presented as part of a panel discussion taking place March 20, from 1 to 3pm, in A100 York Hall, on York University’s Glendon campus.
Speaking at the event are:
Aurelia Klimkiewicz, a professor of translation and interpretation at the Glendon campus will deliver a presentation titled, “The self and exile: the interplay between displacement and cultural memory”. Klimkiewicz’s research interests include theory of translation, the hermeneutics of the multilingual self, the ethics of translation, and the aesthetics of exile. Her current work focuses on translation in the multilingual context, more specifically on the identity and mobility of the translator. She has authored numerous articles and book chapters on translation theory, migrant identity, self-translation, and translation of francophone minority literature into Polish.
Sailaja Krishnamurti, sessional assistant professor in the Department of Humanities in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Keele campus, will discuss the experiences of the Tamil community in her talk “Tamil Migrants and Humanitarianism: Translations of Canadian Citizenship”. Her research explores representations and experiences of race, religion, gender and migration in the South Asian diaspora and in global popular culture. She completed her PhD in Social and Political Thought at York University, and taught previously at the University of Toronto Mississauga. She is the author of several recent and forthcoming articles and book chapters, and is the co-editor of a collection of essays, Organizing the Transnational: Labour, Politics, and Social Change. Krishnamurti has worked with the GTA’s South Asian communities on a number of social justice issues.
Roberto Perin, a professor in the Department of History at the Glendon campus, will discuss the role of religion in the migrant experience. His talk is titled, “Religion as a focus of immigrant assimilation/adaptation in interwar Toronto”. His research involves questions of religion, immigration and identity. He has just submitted a manuscript to University of Toronto Press tentatively titled The Many Rooms of This House: Diversity and Places of Worship in Toronto Since 1840.
The panel will be moderated by York international studies Professor Christina Clark-Kazak, Centre for Refugee Studies.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, see the Migration Matters launch story in the Jan. 15 YFile.