The NYU Migration Network invites you to its inaugural Public Conversation Series.
Held monthly on select Thursdays over the semester, these public conversations bring together scholars, artists, and practitioners for cross-disciplinary exchanges to develop and refine understandings of migration and mobility, its histories, and its political stakes.
On Thursday, March 14, Phil Kasinitz (CUNY) and Marion Casey (NYU) will engage in conversation on migration to New York City in the mid-19th century with a focus on migrants from Europe in a conversation entitled, "A City of the World." This public conversation is co-sponsored by Glucksman Ireland House NYU, the NYU History Department, the NYU Department of Sociology, and the Wagner School of Public Service at NYU.
Philip Kasinitz is Presidential Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, where he chaired the doctoral program in Sociology from 2001 to 2018. He co-founded and was the first director of CUNY’s master’s program in International Migration and is director of CUNY’s Advanced Research Collaborative. His co-authored book Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age received the American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Scholarly Book Award in 2010. Other recent books include Growing Up Muslim in Europe and the United States, co-edited with Mehdi Bozorgmehr, and Global Cities, Local Streets, with Sharon Zukin and Xiangming Chen. He was the book review editor of the journal Sociological Forum from 2005 to 2023. Kasinitz is a member of the historical advisory committee for the National Museum of Immigration on Ellis Island and has been a consultant to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
Marion R. Casey trained as an historian with David N. Doyle at University College Dublin and with David M. Reimers at New York University. Her goals are to use the longevity of Irish emigration to illuminate the evolving ethnic and racial experience in the United States; to explore diaspora and transnationalism from Irish and American perspectives; and to teach students how to think historically. In 1997 she established the Archives of Irish America in New York University’s Bobst Library and in 1999 she was named a Centennial Historian of the City of New York. Casey is Clinical Professor of Irish Studies and Affiliated Faculty in the Department of History at New York University. She has contributed to many public history projects including exhibits and documentary films, and has published essays on a wide range of subjects. With J. J. Lee, she co-edited Making the Irish American: History and Heritage of the Irish in the United States (2016) and her new book, The Green Space: The Transformation of the Irish Image, will be published in April 2024.