J.C. Salyer, Assistant Professor of Human Rights at Barnard and former co-director of CSSD working group Pacific Climate Circuits, was honored by the Arab-American Family Support Center as well as by the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams. Professor Salyer is also co-director of the new CSSD working group Migrant Personhood and Rights: Crises of Recognition to be launched in the September of 2019.
His dedication to Brooklyn’s Arab-American community and his work to strengthen cross-cultural ties was recognized during the annual Arab-American Heritage Celebration at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Thursday, April 4th.
The full press release can be read here.
For more on the Pacific Climate Circuits working group check out their webpage.
Stay tuned for more on new working group Migrant Personhood and Rights, launching September 2020!
J.C. Salyer is an anthropologist and a lawyer whose work focuses on law and society, immigration law, and social justice. He is also the staff attorney for the Arab-American Family Support Center, a community-based organization in Brooklyn, and runs the organization’s immigration clinic. His current research focuses on migration, disruption, and displacement related to climate change in the southwestern Pacific.