Nicholas De Genova (Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Chicago, 1999) held the Swiss Chair in Mobility Studies as a visiting Professor in the Institut für Sozialanthropolgie at the University of Bern (Switzerland), during the Fall semester of 2009. In the Spring semester of 2010, he will be a visiting professor in the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies at the University of Amsterdam.
De Genova was previously a professor of sociocultural, political, and legal Anthropology, Latino and comparative Ethnic Studies, "American" (U.S.) studies, and migration studies at the Columbia University (2000-09) and Stanford University (1997-99). In 2007-08, he was a Marie Curie International Research Fellow at the University of Warwick (UK).
Professor De Genova conducted extensive ethnographic research among transnational Mexican/ migrant factory workers in Chicago during the 1990s. His research concerned the conjunctures of racialization, labor subordination, and the politics of immigration and citizenship in the United States. His current research concerns the politics of immigration, race, and citizenship in the United States in the aftermath of the so-called War on Terror, and the proliferation of securitization around human mobility on a global scale.
Professor De Genova is the co-editor of The Deportation Regime: Sovereignty, Space, and the Freedom of
Movement (Duke University Press, 2010).
Web link: http://nicholasdegenova.net/