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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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“After Civil Rights: Race, Immigration and Law in the American Workplace” is the title of Director John Skrentny‘s seminar at the Program in Law and Public Affairs, located at Princeton University. Read more about Prof. Skrentny’s talk:
“Can civil rights law provide equal job opportunity to people of all races and ethnicities, as well as prevent exploitation, in 21st century America? In 1964, Congress passed Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to eliminate widespread racial discrimination, segregation and hierarchy in the workplace. Almost half a century later, and after decades of mass immigration, these are all still …
On October 23, 2009, CCIS Director John Skrentny will participate in the Multiethnic/Multicultural South Korea Workshop at UC Berkeley. This event is hosted by the Center for Korean Studies and is co-sponsored by the Korea Foundation.Read Full Post
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
CCIS Director Emeritus Wayne Cornelius delivered the Fourth Annual Pastora San Juan Cafferty Lecture on Race and Ethnicity in American Life, at the University of Chicago on October 1. His lecture was titled “Toward a Smarter and More Just U.S. Immigration Policy: What Mexican Migrants Can Tell Us.”
Listen to the full audio of Cornelius’ speech below or download the full text.
Speaking on the KPBS program These Days, KPBS reporter cited research from the Mexican Migration Field Research program: ”… Where there’s a will, there’s a way, and people cross the border even who know that – Wayne Cornelius from UCSD did a study recently and he was down in the Yucatan talking to migrants who wanted to – who were thinking about crossing and about more than 40% of them knew someone who had died crossing the border and the grand majority of them said we know it’s difficult and we know that it’s hard to get around the Border Patrol but, …Read Full Post
On October 15-16, CCIS Director John Skrentny will present at the conference “Entre discrimination et reconnaissance: Ce que racialiser veut dire” at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris, France (co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia University)Read Full Post
CCIS Associate Director David FitzGerald spoke at Southern Methodist University today. His lecture was titled “Emigrant Citizenship in the Westphalian Age.”Read Full Post