Deported: An American Division (Exhibit & Panel)

Date: 09/26/2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Central Reading Room Event Space


Americans today have been bearing witness to a new upsurge in deportation, the forced removal of immigrants, refugees, or other “foreigners” out of the country in which they reside or to which they have fled. As a changed national leadership in the United States has shifted removal efforts into higher gear, fiery controversies have ensued, and accusations have flown. Our panel, and the photo exhibit it opens, seek a concrete, sober, thoroughly contextualized understanding of what this new deportation has meant. We seek to fathom especially what it has entailed for deportees themselves, but also what it continues to mean for the rest of us, as Long Islanders and American citizens. Through Rachel Woolf’s account of assembling award-winning photographic exhibition, through scholarly analysis and perspective, also through summaries provided by those closely following deportation’s impacts on Long Island itself, our panel illuminates the multifaceted significance of deportation in our own here-and-now.


Christopher Sellers, Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Study of Inequalities, Social Justice, and Policy


Rachel Woolf, Photographer, “Deported”
Nancy Hiemstra, Geographer; Assistant Professor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Author of Deportation and Detention (forthcoming, 2019)
Irma Solis, New York Civil Liberties Union (Suffolk County)
Richard Koubek, Long Island Jobs with Justice


Sponsorship: Center for the Study of Inequalities, Social Justice and Policy, Latin American Caribbean Studies, School of Journalism, Long Island Immigrant Student Advocates, and the Stony Brook University Libraries


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Janet Clarke

Janet Clarke

Associate Dean, Research & User Engagement at Stony Brook University Libraries
Janet Clarke
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