From 2 November 2020, the autumn semester 2020 will take place online. Exceptions: Courses that can only be carried out with on-site presence.
Please note the information provided by the lecturers via e-mail.

Stephan Martin Scheuzger: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

Name PD Dr. Stephan Martin Scheuzger
FieldNewer and Newest History
Address
Schwandenhubelstr. 32
3098 Schliern b. Köniz
SWITZERLAND
Telephone031 381 01 07
E-mailstephanmartin.scheuzger@gess.ethz.ch
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipPrivatdozent

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
851-0516-05LMobility and the Border: Migration and Control between Mexico and the USA, 19th– 21st Century Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 30
3 credits2SS. M. Scheuzger
AbstractThe course is dedicated to the history of migration between Mexico and the United States and to the history of control of these migratory movements. The role of technological change and scientific discourses in these developments will be a subject of special interest in the discussions.
ObjectiveA) The students know relevant approaches of the studies of migration, they are able to assess the analytical capacities of these approaches and they know how to apply them to concrete events and processes.
B) The students have acquired knowledge about important aspects of the history of migration between Mexico and the United States.
C) The students are able to identify relevant relations between scientific and technological change on the one hand and developments of migration and its control on the other.
ContentThe land border between Mexico and the United States, where the ‚global North‘ and the ‚global South‘ meet in the most prominent form worldwide, provides an exemplary case to study how borders generate spaces of agency, constitute human communities and create identities – not only by separating people but also by connecting them. The course is dedicated to the history of migration between Mexico and the United States and to the history of control of these migratory movements. The role of technological change and scientific discourses in these developments will be a subject of special interest in the discussions.