Director of CCIS, John Skrentny, will present “After Civil Rights: Race and Reform in the New American Workplace” at the Harvard-MIT Economic Sociology Seminar on April 25th.
For more information, click here.
Discussion to be held on Friday, April 20th in ERC 115 at 12:00 pm.
“Why Americans Don’t Join the Party” explores why so many Americans–in particular, Latinos and Asians–fail to develop ties to either major party, why African Americans feel locked into a particular party, and why some white Americans are shut out by ideologically polarized party competition. Through extensive analysis, the authors demonstrate that when the Democratic and Republican parties fail to raise political awareness, to engage deeply held political convictions, or to affirm primary group attachments, nonpartisanship becomes a rationally adaptive response. By developing a model of partisanship that …
Keynote Speaker and Session 1: Local Context and Its Impact on Political behavior and Attitudes
Session 2: Policy Implications of Demographic Change
February 24, 2012
UCSD, The Weaver Center, Institute of Americas
12:00-12:10 Welcome and Introduction, Marisa Abrajano (UCSD) and R. Michael Alvarez (Cal Tech)
12:15-1:15 Lunch and Keynote Speaker, Michael J. Aguirre (Former San Diego City Attorney), “Putting Research Into Action”
Moderator: Steve Erie, UCSD
1:15-3:15 Session 1: Local Context and Its Impact on Political Behavior and Attitudes
1. Marisa Abrajano (UCSD) and R. Michael Alvarez (Cal Tech)
2. Zoltan Hajnal (UCSD), “Multi-Ethnic Context and Minority Policy Attitudes”
Discussant: Ron Schmidt (CSULB)
3. Janelle Wong (USC), “Immigration, Religion and Conservative …
Seminar to be held on Tuesday, February 21st in ERC 115 at 12:30 pm.
“`Something there is that doesn’t love a wall’: Late Nineteenth-Century Border Crossings and the Imperatives of American Border Control”
Federal laws restricting the entry of certain migrants into the United States, initially imposed in the late nineteenth century, unsurprisingly occasioned the first efforts to evade those restrictions. Among other responses, smugglers and immigrants from around the globe began to make use of routes into the United States that crossed the Canadian and Mexican borders. American officials responded by attempting to institute border-crossing regulations and border guards. This, of …
Panel 1. Local Policy Responses
Panel 2. Unauthorized Migration
Panel 3. Latino Politics
Panel 4. Refugees and Security
CCIS will host the Third Annual University of California Conference on International Migration: Politics and Governance on Friday, February 10, 2012.
The conference will take place in the Weaver Center of the Institute of the Americas – University of California, San Diego. For directions, click here.
If you are interested in attending the conference, contact Ana Minvielle.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Research on Immigration, Population and Public Policy, UC Irvine; UCLA Program on International Migration; and Gifford Center for Population Studies, UC Davis
8:00-8:30am COFFEE AND WELCOME
David FitzGerald, UC …
Seminar to be held on Tuesday, February 7th in ERC 115 at 12:30 pm.
The study of the contours and antecedents of U.S. public opinion on immigration has been characterized by several strategies: 1) analyzing differences between whites and African Americans only; 2) controlling for race when estimating inferential models by using dummy variables; 3) utilizing models of white opinion to explain attitudes among minority Americans; and 4) analyzing one racial or ethnic group in isolation. Professor Junn argues that these approaches are insufficient to both the descriptive and inferential task facing analysts of public opinion in a diverse American polity. …
Seminar to be held on Thursday, January 26th in ERC 201 at 12:30 pm.
We love freedom. We hate racism. But what do we do when these values collide? This talk, based on the speaker’s 2011 book of the same title, advances descriptive, explanatory, and normative arguments. It explores policies that the United States, Britain, France, Germany, and other liberal democracies have implemented when forced to choose between preserving freedom and combating racism. Using a comparative historical approach, it reveals that while most liberal democracies have increased restrictions on racist speech, groups, and actions since the end of World War II, …
Seminar to be held on Tuesday, January 10th in ERC 115 at 12:30 pm.
What explains immigrant exclusion in urban West Africa? Africa scholars have long recognized the dynamic and political nature of citizenship in Africa. Immigration scholars have long debated the determinants of immigrant exclusion in industrialized democracies. But we know very little about the character of immigrant exclusion in Africa. This research contributes to our understanding of immigrant insecurity in the developing world by comparing and explaining the fates of two immigrant ethnic groups – the Nigerian Yorubas and Hausas – in three West African cities: Accra, Cotonou and …
A group of researchers from CCIS recently traveled to Washington, DC to present the results of research carried out as part of the Mexican Migration Field Research Program. In a presentation sponsored by the offices of Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-California) and Representative Candice Miller (R-Michigan), CCIS researchers presented research dealing with topics including the impact of border enforcement measures and laws at the sub-national level that deal with immigration matters on the behavior of Mexican immigrants in the United States. The presentation to congressional staffers was followed by a roundtable discussion with members of the Congressional Research Service (CRS). In a wide-ranging …Read Full Post
On November 3-5, 2011, the University of California, San Diego will host the Second Conference on Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event is organized and sponsored by ERIP (LASA Section on Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples), CILAS-UCSD (Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies, University of California, San Diego), CLAS-SDSU (Center for Latin American Studies, San Diego State University), LACES (Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, journal published by Taylor & Francis and housed at UCSD), Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (University of California, San Diego), and CCIS (Center for Comparative …Read Full Post