This panel discussion was based on presentations by the following two speakers:
Kristin Maher (Assistant Professor of Political Science, San Diego State University) “Labor Brokers and the International Maid Trade: The Commodification of ‘Traditional Femininity’ in a Global Market”
Rhacel Salazar Parrenas (Assistant Professor of Women’s and Ethnic Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison) “Migrant Domestic Work and the International Division of Reproductive Labor”
Drawing upon case studies reflecting the uniqueness of transnational lives, panelists discussed the transnational social fields (domestic, educational, religious, leisure, etc.) within which individuals operate and engage in identity politics. Participants discussed the specificities of how lives unfold and the nature of commitments, interests, and ties across borders.Read Full Post
Six leading scholars and a migrants’ rights advocate discussed the past and present challenges facing Mexican and Central American migrant farm workers in California, Oregon, and Washington state. Issues included migrants’ changing relations with employers, labor contractors, and labor unions; migrant housing problems; the ways in which undocumented immigration status affects migrants’ access to jobs and terms of employment. This event was part of UCSD’s first annual César Chávez state holiday observance, sponsored by the UCSD Chancellor.Read Full Post
CCIS Visiting Fellows, faculty and graduate students from various UC campuses spoke on “A New Migration Era? U.S.- Mexico Migration under Fox and the New U.S. Administration,” “New Directions in Immigration Policy in Germany and the EU,” and “Recent Developments in Immigration in Asia.”
Winter 2001 Research Workshop Agenda »
Co-sponsored by CCIS, the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, and the Ernesto Galarza Public Policy and Humanities Research Bureau
This conference brought together scholars from various disciplines, social activists, and public officials from Mexico and the U.S. to discuss the consequences of recent legal and policy changes affecting citizenship (including expatriate voting and cultural rights) for indigenous peoples in Mexico and Mexican migrants in the U.S.
A preview of cutting-edge research in the multidisciplinary field of immigration studies. Thirty Fellows of the Social Science Research Council’s International Migration Program reported on their recently completed research, and 10 senior immigration scholars commented.Read Full Post
From the late 19th Century to the present, with leading historians and anthropologists presenting new papers.
Asians and Jews in Latin America Agenda »
May 12-13, 2000: International Migration of Highly Skilled/Professional Workers to the U.S. and Canada
The papers presented at this conference have been published as a CCIS Anthology.
Migration of the Highly Skilled Agenda »