Lori Elected to APSA Executive Council & Participates in Annual Meeting
Noora Lori, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was recently elected to the executive council of the Migration and Citizenship section of the American Political Science Association (APSA).
The APSA Migration and Citizenship Section brings together political scientists working on issues of migration and citizenship, to promote teaching and research in the field, and encourage communication among political scientists and scholars of migration and citizenship in related disciplines, including policy and other professionals, domestically and internationally. The full list of executive officers can be found here.
In addition to her new role on the APSA Migration and Citizenship Section’s executive council, Lori participated in a number of panels during the organization’s annual meeting. Throughout the six days of programming, which ran from September 8-13, 2020, Lori participated in the following panels.
- Author meets Critics panel: Offshore Citizens: Permanent Temporary Status in the Gulf: On Wednesday, September 9, Lori took part in a panel discussion focused on her book Offshore Citizens: Permanent Temporary Status in the Gulf. The panel was chaired by Professor Elizabeth Cohen of Syracuse University and the panelists included Professor Loren Landau Oxford University and Professor Demetra Kasimis from the University of Chicago.
- Managing Migrants and Refugees in Times of Crisis: On Saturday, September 12, Lori presented a paper entitled “Mobility Diplomacy: How States Maximize Passport Power.” This panel featured a number of paper presentations, each sought to demonstrate that global approaches to managing migrants and refugees are iterative and that they take shape in response to increasing flows of migrants, adapt to new technologies, follow humanitarian trends and donor preferences, and designate power to select actors.
- Gender and immigration: On Sunday, September 13, Lori served as a discussant on a panel that addressed the impact of gender rights upon migratory opportunities, in particular whether more gender protective societies attract more female immigration.
- Author meets Critics panel: The Shifting Border: Legal cartographies of migration & mobility: On Sunday, September 13, Lori served as a discussant and co-chair for an author meets critics panel for the book The Shifting Border: Ayelet Shachar in Dialogue. She is a contributor to this book and wrote a chapter called “Migration, Time, and the Shift Toward Autocracy.”
Noora Lori’s research broadly focuses on the political economy of migration, the development of security institutions and international migration control, and the establishment and growth of national identity systems. She is particularly interested in the study of temporary worker programs and racial hierarchies in comparative perspective. Regionally, her work examines the shifting population movements accompanying state formation in the Persian Gulf, expanding the study of Middle East politics to include historic and new connections with East Africa and the Indian subcontinent. Lori is the Founding Director of the Pardee School Initiative on Forced Migration and Human Trafficking. Read more about her here.