Global Migration Archive (2012-2013)

Please see below for archived events from 2012-2013.

The Aesthetics of Allá

“The Aesthetics of Allá,” a talk on 21st century Mexican music in the United States and its role in shaping migrant politics and identity.  He is the author of “Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America (University Press, 2005).

Josh Kun is Associate Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and the Department of American Studies & Ethnicity at USC, where he directs the Popular Music Project of The Norman Lear Center. He is the author or editor of seven books, including 2005’s Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America (UC Press) and 2012’s co-edited collection Tijuana Dreaming: Life and Art at the Global Border (Duke UP). His next book, Songs in the Key of L.A.: Sheet Music and the Making of Southern California, part of a multi-platform collaboration with the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Public Library, will be published by Angel City Press in Spring 2013. As a curator, his exhibits and music installations have appeared at The Grammy Museum, The Museum of Latin American Art, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, and The Santa Monica Museum of Art, where he is currently the Collector in Residence. He co-edits the book series “Refiguring American Music” for Duke University Press, and is currently completing a study of 21st century Mexican migrant music in the U.S., from which this talk will be drawn.

The reading material for Josh Kun’s talk can be pick up at UH 1525 / LALS Office.   Thank you.

Please rsvp to

  • Date(s): Thursday, 4/4 12:00 PM to Thursday, 4/4 1:00 PM
  • Campus Address: UH 1550 – 15th floor, 60607
  • Address: 601 S. Morgan Street
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Contact: Linda Vavra
  • Email:
  • Website:
  • Phone: 312-996-6352


Jacqueline Stevens, Professor, Political Science, Northwestern University

Jacqueline Stevens will be discussing her book: States without Nations: Citizenship for Mortals (Columbia University Press, 2009).  The workshop with Dr. Stevens will take place on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at 1pm. Location: Institute for the Humanities. Lower level/Stevenson Hall UIC.

Please RSVP to

  • Date(s): Thursday, 2/14 1:00 PM to Thursday, 2/14 5:00 PM
  • Campus Address: Institute for the Humanties, Lower Level, Stevenson Hall
  • Address: 701 South Morgan Street
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Contact: Linda Vavra
  • Email:
  • Website:
  • Phone: 312-996-6354