Birth and the Nation: A Fictional History of Immigration | Stephanie DeGooyer

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Birth and the Nation: A Fictional History of Immigration | Stephanie DeGooyer || Radcliffe Institute

As part of the 2018–2019 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Stephanie DeGooyer RI '19 argues that the novel can help us rethink the mythologies that perpetuate the coupling of nationality and birth and rediscover alternative—and perhaps more inclusive—principles to relate to those beyond the borders of our limited national geography and political imagination.

DeGooyer is an assistant professor of English at Willamette University. Her research focuses on intersections among transatlantic literature, law, and political philosophy, especially with regard to citizenship and immigration. She is the 2018–2019 Frieda L. Miller Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.