Migration from Central America and West Africa: Human Rights Virtual Field Trips

Class Dates

March 15, 2021 to May 05, 2021

Meeting Days

Mondays, 5 - 6:30 PM


Online Course



Course Instructor(s)

Course Description

In this seven-week online course community members will study, without pressure of graded assignments, alongside University of Arizona graduate students enrolled in the Human Rights Practice Program. Join cultural and medical anthropologist Dr. Mette Brogden as she explores the phenomenology of migration:  the experiences of people undertaking the migration journey, as well as the participation of other stakeholders and players who are facilitating, trying to prevent, and/or otherwise participating in these journeys and arrivals. Dr. Brogden will introduce course participants to the field of refugee and migration management/deterrence and will host weekly virtual lectures with guest speakers from areas that are part of migrant journeys from Central America to the U.S., and from West Africa to Europe. 

Course Format

Registered community members will meet with Dr. Brogden in seven live online sessions on the following Mondays from 5 to 6:30 PM: March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, and May 3.

Both registered Community members and University of Arizona graduate students will meet together in weekly live online sessions with invited guests. Time and date of those sessions will be announced a soon as they are finalized and confirmed with the invited guests. 

Attendance & Participation

This course will be delivered via the University of Arizona Zoom platform. All class sessions will be LIVE ONLINE and will be recorded. The recordings will be shared with registered students after each session to facilitate access for those who cannot make the live sessions.


Online registration for this course is now open. After registration participants will receive instructions about how to access the course online. 


Refunds are available and need to be requested before or by March 26. To drop a class, please contact Kerstin Miller at 520-621-5111 or kbmiller@email.arizona.edu. A $25 administrative fee for each cancellation will apply.