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November 2017

Migration Network Seminar 3: Immigration and electoral politics in New Zealand

November 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dr. Kate McMillan, Victoria University of Wellington (presenting from the Victoria University of Wellington) In this talk Dr. McMillan will focus on the impacts  immigration is having on New Zealand's electoral landscape, and how New Zealand's electoral system and rules are, in turn, shaping the politics of immigration in 21st country New Zealand. Immigration and asylum issues animated electoral politics around the world in 2016 and 2017. In line with this trend, immigration also emerged as a key election issue…

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DDIN: Rupturing ‘meta-ignorance’: Teaching identity politics in tertiary contexts

November 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Identity politics has been described as the most urgent issue of our time. But how do we teach the politics of identity in the Aotearoa New Zealand context? Applebaum (2016) suggests that we must challenge students to interrogate the extent to which they are complicit in oppression through denial and ignorance. Through a ‘pedagogy of discomfort’, she argues, privileged students develop the capacity to disrupt socially produced, socially sanctioned, and deeply entrenched beliefs. Others, however, raise questions about the implications…

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