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Jamie Winders Honored for Migration Research
Jamie Winders, professor of geography and the environment, was among the honorees at a recent celebration of migrants and their contributions to the fabric of American society hosted by the Center for Migration Studies (CMS) in New York City.
- Winders received the Excellence in International Migration Scholarship Award by CMS, a think tank that studies international migration and advocates for public policies that protect the rights and dignity of migrants.
Winders, who also serves as associate provost for faculty affairs, was recognized for her contributions to the International Migration Review (IMR), the center’s flagship journal which she edited from October 2017 until June 2022.
“Jamie was an extraordinarily successful steward of the journal during the COVID-19 period. IMR experienced massive increases in submissions, and she was also a great innovator at the journal. We’re very grateful to CMS, to IMR and to the broader immigrant studies field, and we’re pleased to honor her,” said Donald Kerwin, executive director of CMS.
Winders’ research focuses on:
- International migration and the politics of belonging;
- Racial formations and dynamics;
- The politics of social reproduction.
“Working with IMR was an amazing experience. It’s a foundational journal in migration studies with this really powerful history of using research to improve the lives of migrants,” Winders said. “We’re in a moment where migrants in so many places are under attack and where the myths about migration are doing a lot of damage in the world around us. IMR and CMS both play really crucial roles in speaking truths about migration, about its impacts. …This work is so important in this moment, to speak these truths and to use them to counter these myths that we’re hearing.”