We seek to build an interdisciplinary research and learning community beyond the borders of our educational institutions. Our goal is to recast limiting notions of migration towards inclusive notions of mobility and movement.
Mobility examines the processes, structure, and consequences of the movement of people, resources, commodities, and ideas.
According to Greenblatt, a mobilities mindset should take seriously (1) “the physical, infrastructural, and institutional conditions of movement”; (2) the contact zones of movement; (3) the “tension between individual agency and structural constraint”; and that, (4) movement is rooted in “particular times, places and local cultures”. Studying mobility sheds light on the visible and hidden movement of peoples, objects, images, texts, and ideas.