Session 7: Revolutionizing Belonging: Transnational Perspectives on the Reconstruction of Health and Wellbeing in the Context of Undocumented Migration

Governments have failed to adequately care for people living in undocumented conditions, often segregating them and leaving them in acutely vulnerable conditions and exploitable circumstances. Civil society has increasingly engaged in filling the gap, protecting the health and wellbeing of these populations, shaping new social networks and redefining their belonging. These have included community-based initiatives, civil society and faith-based organizations, health and human rights activists, professionals working pro-bono, etc.

This session welcomes contributions from researchers, practitioners, social justice advocates, and activists, to voice the transnational diversity of efforts revolutionizing belonging, through the reconstruction of health and social wellbeing, in the context of undocumented migration.

Session organizer: Josephine T. V. Greenbrook, University of Edinburgh (UK) and University of Gothenburg (Sweden), josephine.greenbrook@ed.ac.uk

This session is part of “Reimagining Our Worlds from Below: Transnational Conversations on Resistance, Movements and Transformations – A Free Virtual SSSP Global Outreach Conference,” May 18-21, 2022, organized by the Society for the Study of Social Problems and co-hosted by the EJ/CJ digital hub of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at UCSB (USA). Please send your proposal for an individual contribution to the corresponding session organizer(s) by March 20, 2022. Your response to the call for a themed session should entail a title plus an abstract of 250 to 350 words. Please add a brief biographical note.