May Prof & A Pint

The practices and spaces of refugee protection are coordinated across national borders, forming what is called a sanctuary network. Focusing on Europe, where activist churches and related institutions share information, contacts, and strategies for aiding and sheltering migrants at risk of deportation. Drawing on interviews and archival data, Dean Katharyne Mitchell shows how faith actors continually 'reactivate' historical landscapes of collective memory and alternative forms of justice associated with both the concepts and the spatial practices of sanctuary.

Sanctuary: the Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Providing Refuge to Migrants
Dean Katharyne Mitchell
Monday, May 13, 2019
6:30—8:00 p.m
Forager Tasting Room and Eatery
In Downtown San Jose

Katharyne Mitchell is Dean of the Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research explores different aspects of migration, including how faith-based, health, and other non-governmental organizations respond to asylum seekers whose claims for refugee status are denied. Recent books include Making Workers: Radical Geographies of Education (2018), and the Handbook on Critical Geographies of Migration (2019), co-edited with Reece Jones and Jennifer Fluri. She is the recipient of grants from the MacArthur Foundation, Spencer Foundation, and National Science Foundation and received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2016.