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Fall 2020
Aug 07, 2022
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INAF 502 - Gender and Migration in Europe
Created at a time when women were traditionally excluded from the exercise of power, the European Union is now generally characterized as the most “gender-friendly” political institution on the planet. The “feminization” of migration is not a new phenomenon, but existing EU policies have exacerbated the problems of physical insecurity, economic disadvantage and social exclusion confronting female migrants over the last decade. This course analyzes a complicated web of labor migration patterns, refugee flows, family unification trends, asylum policies and human-trafficking challenges intricately connected to globalized production and consumption chains. It addresses the “securitization” of border controls introduced in the wake of the 2015 refugee crisis, relegating women's rights as human rights to the back burner in violation of the EU gender acquis. We begin by differentiating among various types of migration, and the double-jeopardy to which male-normed legal categories subject women, children, ethnic /religious minorities and LGBTI groups. Drawing on interdisciplinary sources, we explore the role of international norms, expanded Treaty provisions and national backlash in the EU’s efforts to establish common migration, integration and asylum policies, with special attention to the reform efforts of the EU’s first female Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Juris Doctor, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

International Affairs Department

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