SoMI panel at the  56th  International Studies Association (ISA) annual convention in New Orleans (February 2015) : 


Migrant and Minority Mobilization Agenda Post 9/11 (US-Europe)


This panel seeks to address the effect of security and immigration policies on immigrant and minority mobilization in the United States and Europe implemented since 9/11. Contributors examine two main dimensions: The first relates to the political opportunity structure (POS) approach by studying the effects of structural conditions (such as public policies, political institutions, social context, symbolic resources, and anti-immigrant actors). The second focuses on the perspective of migrants and minorities by analyzing the impact of perceived discrimination on mobilization.  The contributors examine three questions: Does securitized discrimination increase a sense of “group consciousness”? Does it increase or decrease political and/or non-political mobilization? What options do people targeted as “posing a threat” choose in terms of political inclusion and/or civic engagement and why? In answering these questions, contributors examine the different strategies (a typology ranging from political apathy to violent protest) used by various communities (such as Hispanics and African American Muslims, and Muslims in Italy, France and the UK) at different levels (local, national). Collectively, these papers thus provide a critical analysis of the role of race/ethnicity and religion in post 9/11 mobilization from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective.



Chair : Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia (Rutgers University, Sciences Po Paris)


“Old Threats, New Mobilization Agenda? How to Analyze the Responses of Immigrants and Minorities to Security Governance?”

Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia (Rutgers University, Sciences Po Paris)


“Policy Reaction to Anti-Immigration Mobilization in Europe and the United States: The Case Against Convergence”

Martin Schain (New York University)

Simon Reich (Rutgers University)


“Under Cover: Race, The Nation of Islam and the Politics of Surveillance”

Michael Hanchard (John Hopkins University)

Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia ( Rutgers University, Sciences Po Paris)


“Latino Mobilization in the U.S. Post 9/11: Reactions to the Anti-Immigrant Narrative”

Karina Moreno Saldivar (Long Island University Brooklyn)

“The Evolution of Italian Muslim Political Mobilization.”

Juris Pupcenoks ( Martist College)

SoMI events 

Securitisation of Migrant Integration 
Lessons from the US and UK