Borderlands Institute Webinar- Race, Migration, and Xenophobia

Date(s) - 09/16/2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


This semester, the Borderlands Institute is hosting a webinar series “Responsibility and Immigration–Briefs” that is designed to addresses pressing issues of the day—including racism and xenophobia, child migration, gender and sexuality, and climate-driven migration along the U.S./Mexico borderlands.

The Webinars are free, and registration is required. A suggested reading chosen by the presenters will be available prior to each presentation to provide added background on the respective topic.

Race, Migration, and Xenophobia
Natsu Taylor Saito
Regents Professor, Georgia State University College of Law
September 16, 2021 (11:00am-12:00pm CST)

Natsu Taylor Saito is a Regents Professor and Professor of Law at Georgia State University’s College of Law in Atlanta, Georgia, where she has taught courses on international law, human rights, immigration, race, and Indigenous rights since 1994. She is currently a faculty affiliate of the Center for Access to Justice as well as the Department of African American Studies.

Professor Saito’s scholarship focuses on settler colonialism and the legal history of race in the United States; American exceptionalism and international law; the plenary power doctrine as applied to immigrants, American Indians and U.S. territorial possessions; and the human rights implications of U.S. governmental policies, particularly with regard to the suppression of political dissent.  The author of three books and about fifty articles or book chapters, her latest book is Settler Colonialism, Race, and the Law: Why Structural Racism Persists (NYU Press, 2020).