Practising Immigration and Refugee Law in Hawai'i with Esther Yoo
Migration Conversations
by Jamie Liew
2w ago
Meet Esther Yoo, Director of the Refugee and Immigration Law Clinic at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai'i. We talk about how immigration and refugee law clients and issues are unique in Hawai'i and the kind of representation and challenges her clinic and students address. They provide services to unaccompanied children, migrant workers and asylum seekers through mobile clinics. We also talk about the tensions that migrants working in farms and tourist spots like hotels, owned by corporations in continental US, represent vis-a-vis Native Hawaiian and local clai ..read more
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Home Rule and Nandita Sharma
Migration Conversations
by Jamie Liew
3w ago
Meet Dr. Nandita Sharma, author of Home Rule: National Sovereignty and the Separation of Natives and Migrants. Her provocative book interrogates the nation-state system and the anti-colonial and post-colonial aspiration to seek nationalized sovereignty through a terr=itorialized form - that sovereignty as territorial rule is the pinnacle of liberation for some communities. In this conversation, I ask Dr. Sharma some tough questions and she provides an articulate invitation to think about things differently as we discuss how we move towards a decolonized and more equitable world ..read more
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Detour Hawai'i with Dr. Kyle Kajihiro and Hawai'i Peace and Social Justice (Part 2)
Migration Conversations
by Jamie Liew
1M ago
Meet Dr. Kyle Kajihiro who teaches at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Ethnic Studies and Geography and Environment. His research focuses on U.S. imperial formations, militarization, and Indigenous and decolonial social movements in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific region. He is also a founding member of Hawaii Peace and Justice, an organization working to promote peace and social justice in Hawaii through community organizing, popular education, art and nonviolent direct action. In this episode, we talk about the Detour project an educational tour project which give visitors insights into the real ..read more
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Detour Hawai'i with Dr. Kyle Kajihiro and Hawai'i Peace and Social Justice (Part 1)
Migration Conversations
by Jamie Liew
1M ago
Meet Dr. Kyle Kajihiro who teaches at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Ethnic Studies and Geography and Environment. His research focuses on U.S. imperial formations, militarization, and Indigenous and decolonial social movements in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific region. He is also a founding member of Hawaii Peace and Justice, an organization working to promote peace and social justice in Hawaii through community organizing, popular education, art and nonviolent direct action. In this episode, we talk about the Detour project an educational tour project which give visitors insights into the real ..read more
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Local Story and the Massie/Kahahawai Case with John Rosa
Migration Conversations
by Jamie Liew
3M ago
In the 4th episode of the Hawai'i series of the Migration Conversations Podcast, I speak with Dr. John Rosa, and associate professor of history at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Dr. Rosa’s research focuses on the social and cultural history of twentieth-century Hawai’i and the histories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. He is the author of the acclaimed book Local Story: The Massie/Kahahawai Case and the Culture of History - a riveting book on the legal proceedings surrounding a white woman who accused five racialized men of rape in the 1930s and the murder of ..read more
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Law by Night with Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller
Migration Conversations
by Jamie Liew
3M ago
In the third instalment of Migration Conversations' Hawai'i Series, I speak with Dr. Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller, a professor in political science at the College of Social Sciences, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. His research focuses on the mobilization of rights discourses in various contexts. We discuss his new book Law by Night, nocturnal legal theory and how law is both present and absent from this temporal space. In our discussion he raises questions about the right to sleep, the freedom to organize and assert agency at night, and how night has shaped the politics of race, vigilantism, gun ..read more
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White Borders: The History of Race and Immigration in the US with Reece Jones
Migration Conversations
by Jamie Liew
3M ago
Welcome to the second episode of a special series of Migration Conversations in Hawai'i. In this episode I am in conversation with Reece Jones, a professor at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa in the department of geography and environment. The author of four books in this episode, we talk about his book titled White Borders: The History of Race and Immigration in the United States from Chinese Exclusion to the Border Wall. Check out his latest book: Nobody is Protected: How the Border Patrol Became the Most Dangerous Police Force in the United States ..read more
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Nā Wāhine Koa - Hawaiian Women Warriers and Noelani Goodyear- Ka'ōpua
Migration Conversations
by Jamie Liew
4M ago
Welcome to the first episode of a special series of Migration Conversations in Hawai'i. In this episode I am in conversation with Noelani Goodyear-Ka’ōpua in an outdoor park with light rain tickling us. Born to young activists and UH graduates, Noelani grew up around Hawai’I communities and movements organizing around evictions, environmental degradation and economic injustice. Now a professor in political science at the College of Social Sciences, University of Hawai’I at Manoā, her work focuses on documenting, theorizing and practising Hawaiian sovereignty movement and invests her time and e ..read more
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Containing Diversity
Migration Conversations
by Jamie Liew
9M ago
This episode features the collective work of three scholars about their book, Containing Diversity: Canada and the Politics of Immigration in the 21st Century - an important teaching tool but also essential reading for those working and thinking about immigration policy. Yasmeen Abu-Laban, Ethel Tungohan, Christina Gabriel talk about care work as a methodology, the contradictions in our immigration policy and the preferred versus the restricted categories that animate our system ..read more
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Writing and Migrating with Immigrant Writers Association
Migration Conversations
by Jamie Liew
9M ago
In this episode I speak with Gabriela Casineanu about the Immigrant Writers Association, how writing can be cathartic and an important way to share stories and perspectives of migrants. Check out their four anthologies of writing from various writers ..read more
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