Event Recaps | 6 October 2016

Bridget Anderson: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Citizenship and the Politics of Exclusion


On October 6, 2016, the Humanities Institute hosted leading labor and migration scholar, Bridget Anderson for the inaugural event in a series of events on Non-citizenship at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.

Professor Anderson explored citizenship as both a legal status and moral claim. She examined what attention to debates about migration exposes about the nature of the “good citizen” and the rise of the worker citizen. Rather than seeing migrants and citizens as competitors for the privileges of membership, she argued for the importance of politics that are attentive to the connections between the non-citizen migrant and the “failed citizen” on welfare or with a criminal record.

You can also stay engaged by watching our video of the event below.