Marisa Abrajano – Latinos and the 2008 Elections in California
Listen above to the Research Seminar given by Marisa Abrajano on January 12, 2010. We also encourage you to subscribe to our CCIS Podcast and listen to all of our research seminars for free!
Similar to the outcomes in both the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, California was expected to be a solidly blue state in the 2008 presidential race. What makes this presidential election distinct from previous ones, however, is the significant role that California played in the democratic nomination process. For the first time in the modern …
Leisy Abrego – Barely Subsisting to Thriving: The Significance of Legal Status and Gender for Salvadoran Transnational Families
Listen above to the Research Seminar given by Leisy Abrego on December 1, 2009. We also encourage you to subscribe to our CCIS Podcast and listen to all of our research seminars for free!
Limited economic opportunities drive parents in many developing countries to migrate in search of employment. Because unauthorized international travel is dangerous and costly, migrants often leave their children behind, creating transnational families. Once in the United States, with few opportunities for legalization, these families face lengthy separations. How do …Read Full Post
Immigration policy in the United States has largely been the purview of the federal government, with rules establishing who is eligible to enter the United States, the terms of such entry, and the conditions under which immigrants may become citizens. In the past decade, low-skilled migrant labor in the United States has reached new destinations, ranging from rural Kansas and North Carolina to suburbs in Long Island and Georgia. These settlement patterns have brought new attention to issues such as day labor, unlicensed businesses, overcrowded housing, and illegal immigration. They have also raised concerns over issues of representation and …Read Full Post
Listen below to the Research Seminar given by Alex Balch on November 3, 2009. We also encourage you to subscribe to our podcast to automatically receive audio of all CCIS research seminars.
Alex Balch – Managing Labour Migration in Europe: Ideas, Knowledge, and Policy Change
Labour migration policies in European countries have exhibited intensive change in the early part of the 21st century while the subject continues to be a hot political topic with global resonance. Dr Balch focuses on this new era of labour migration management in Europe and presents research into the key ideas which have changed the way that …
Richard Alba, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center, presented his new book Blurring the Color Line: The New Chance for a More Integrated America at this CCIS research seminar October 20th. The audio of his talk is available below or subscribe to our podcast to automatically receive audio of CCIS research seminars.
The next quarter century will offer an unusual chance to undermine ethno-racial divisions and to narrow the social cleavages that separate Americans into distinct and unequal ethno-racial groups. This little-comprehended opportunity will arise from a massive and predictable demographic process: the exodus from the labor …Read Full Post
This conference was made possible through the generous support of the Dean of Arts and Humanities, the Dean of Social Sciences, California Cultures in Comparative Perspective, the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS), and the following departments: Anthropology; Ethnic Studies; History; Literature, and Visual Arts.
Migration Across the Disciplines Agenda »
This workshop brought together researchers from various campuses of the University of California as well as universities throughout the country. It formed the basis for a Center of Excellence being proposed for the upcoming UC School of Global Health.
Research Workshop on Migration and Health Agenda »
Research Workshop on Migration and Health Report »
A conference bringing together social scientists and legal scholars to document and explain the rising incidence of immigration policy activism among state and local governments in the United States.
State and Local Immigration Policy in the U.S.: An Interdisciplinary Workshop Agenda »
State and Local Immigration Policy in the U.S.: An Interdisciplinary Workshop Report »
A conference to establish an interactive, policy-oriented network of U.S. and Eurasian immigration scholars.
Borders vs. Migration Agenda »
This conference will examine various groups of ethnic return migrants—diasporic peoples who return to their ancestral homelands after living outside their countries of ethnic origin for generations. Conference participants will compare the ethnopolitical reception of ethnic return migrants in different East Asian and European countries and its impact on their ethnic experiences. Diasporic return migration has often been enabled by extraterritorial citizenship and immigration policies of homeland governments based on imaginings of a broader ethnic nation beyond state borders that encompasses diasporic descendants abroad. Nonetheless, ethnic return migrants frequently receive an ambivalent reception in their homelands and are often marginalized …Read Full Post