Center for Migration, Displacement and Community Studies (CMDCS)
Engage with critical issues of social justice related to human flows at the local, national, and international levels. Faculty and campus experts will teach issues central across a wide range of disciplines, creating a confluence of scholarship, teaching, and community engagement. Hands-on learning opportunities and experience will make you better informed scholars of migration.
Migration is a global phenomenon of significant magnitude, and we are currently living in a time of unprecedented human displacement. Migration Studies encompasses the forced or voluntary movement of persons from one place to another. In the present age, transnational migration sparks controversy, giving rise to numerous xenophobic movements in the United States and in many European countries, along with political instability and violence around the world.
Research and Faculty
In response to the serious social, economic, and political consequences of migration, the Center provides the only geared research toward serving migrant communities in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Beyond helping faculty establish course offerings in the field of migration, displacement, and community studies, we support and grant awards for research to faculty and students alike. Students interested in Migration, Displacement and Community studies should join our Migration Club. Beyond engaging in humanitarian outreach to our local community, the Migration Club can determine what the conversation on human flows and displacement looks like on campus.
If you are a student, faculty, prospective student, or community organization interested in getting more involved in CMDCS events, activities, or research, please contact us or visit us at our Center.