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The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies announces the publication of the first fieldwork-based study of the impacts of the U.S. economic crisis on Mexican migration to the United States:
(distributed by Lynne Rienner Publishers)
Edited by Wayne A. Cornelius, David FitzGerald, Pedro Lewin, and Leah Muse-Orlinoff
2009, 276 pages, paperback
Based on 1,031 survey interviews and more than 500 hours of in-depth unstructured interviewing, on both sides of the border, this volume is the first fieldwork-based study of how the U.S. economic crisis that erupted in 2007 has affected flows of Mexican migrants to and from the United States. Focusing on Tunkás, a migrant-sending …
CCIS Associate Director David FitzGerald will be featured twice at the Social Science History Association‘s annual conference. On Saturday, November 14, FitzGerald’s newest book, A Nation of Emigrants: How Mexico Manages its Migration is being discussed in an Author Meets Critics session. Later that afternoon, FitzGerald will present in the session titled “Law and Policies for Migrants and Refugees” with other scholars including David Cook Martin, Simon Wegge, and Craig Bailey.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
The University of California, San Diego will lead a new Center of Expertise on Migration and Health as one of three multi-campus initiatives launched by the University of California system under the auspices of the new UC Global Health Institute.
The new center is headed by Steffanie Strathdee, PhD, Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences and chief of the UCSD’s Division of Global Public Health, and Marc Schenker, MD, MPH, public health sciences professor at UC Davis, with partner campuses Berkeley, Irvine, UCLA, Merced, Riverside, UCSD, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz. Co-directors are Wayne Cornelius, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at …
CCIS furnished information for the graphics in the following article, which appeared in the newspaper El Colombiano. Click the image for a larger version.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 …
CCIS staff members David Keyes and Jonathan Hicken along with Mexican Migration Field Research Program (MMFRP) alums Normita Rodriguez, Grecia Lima, and Travis Silva presented on October 28th at the United States Department of Education Office of Migrant Education’s annual conference.
Keyes, Hicken, Rodriguez, and Lima presented a panel discussion titled “Gaining Trust: Working With Migrant Populations. Lessons from the Mexican Migration Field Research Program.” The discussion offered strategies to gain trust when working with populations learned in many years of MMFRP research. Silva’s talk, “An Overview of Recent Findings from the Mexican Migration Field Research Project,” presented education-related research from the past …
On October 27, CCIS Associate Director David FitzGerald will speak at the International Institute which is located at the University of Michigan. His Lecture is titled “Citizenship à la Carte: Emigration and the Sovereign State”. What follows is the blurb featured on the International Institute’s website:
[Professor FitzGerald] is coming to the University of Michigan to discuss, “Citizenship à la Carte: Emigration and the Sovereign State” – People, goods, and ideas are on the move across international borders. Many scholars surveying the speed and volume of these movements have argued that a new era of globalization is eroding the sovereignty of …
Audio of Richard Alba’s October 20 talk entitled “Blurring the Color Line: The New Chance for a More Integrated America” is now available.
Richard Alba – Blurring the Color Line: The New Chance for a More Integrated America
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