Unless otherwise noted, all seminars meet in Conference Room 115 on the first floor of the Eleanor Roosevelt College Provost’s Building, UCSD campus. Parking permits can be purchased at the information booth on North Point Drive, or in the Pangea parking structure. See directions at http://ccis.ucsd.edu/directions/ or call (858) 822-4447.


Research Seminars: Fall Quarter 2018

Topic: To Be Determined

Wednesday, November 7, 2018   12pm-1:30pm

Leo Lucassen

Professor of Social History, Leiden University

Event Flyer:  Forth Coming


Topic: To Be Determined

Monday, October 29, 2018   12pm-1:30pm

Virginie Guiraudon

CNRS Research Director, Sciences Po Center for European and Comparative Studies

Event Flyer:  Forth Coming


Research Seminars: Spring Quarter 2018

Social Science and Legal Practice: Translating Migration & Refugee Research

Monday, May 14, 2018   12pm-1:30pm


Asher Hirsch

Senior Policy Officer, Refugee Council of Australia

Mitra Ebadolahi

Border Litigation Project Staff Attorney, ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties

David Shirk

Director, Master's Program in International Relations and Associate Professor, Political Science and International Relations

Event Flyer HERE


Paradoxes of Participation:  Oppositional Consciousness and the Challenges of the Collective

Wednesday, May 2, 2018   12pm-1:30pm

Greg Prieto, PhD

Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of San Diego

Event Flyer HERE 

Research Seminars:  Winter Quarter 2018

How Italy's Humanitarian Corridors Have Created Pathways to Protection in Europe

Wednesday, February 14, 2018   12pm-1:30pm

Claire Higgins

Historian and Senior Research Associate at the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at the University of New South Wales

Event Flyer HERE

Intergenerational Relationships among Latino Immigrant Families in Spain: Conflict and Emotional Intimacy

Monday, February 5, 2018   12pm-1:30pm

Amparo González Ferrer

Senior Research Fellow at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and member of the Research Group on Demographic Dynamics

Event Flyer HERE

The Other Side of Assimilation: How Immigrants are Changing American Life

Monday, January 22, 2018   12pm-1:30pm

Tomas Jimenez

Associate Professor of Sociology at Stanford University 

Discussant: Jennifer Lee

Professor of Sociology, Columbia University

Event Flyer HERE 

Research Seminars:  Fall Quarter 2017

Challenges for Dreamers in Trump’s America

Monday, December 4, 2017    9:30am-12:30pm


Rafael Fernández de Castro

Director, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies

Tom K. Wong

Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC San Diego

Verónica Benitez

Student, UC San Diego

Paris Salgado

UC Irvine School of Law

Yesenia Sanchez

Graduate Student, UC San Diego

Luis Cruz Cardoso

UC San Diego

Dulce Garcia

San Diego Border Dreamers

Julia Preston

Contributing Writer, The Marshall Project; Former National Immigration Correspondent, The New York Times

Guillermo Yrizar Barbosa

USMEX Fellow 

Behind Immigration Debates: Discourse, Policy and Reality of Muslim Integration in Western Societies

Tuesday, November 14, 2017   11am
CCIS Conference Room, Eleanor Roosevelt Administration Building #115

Jeffrey Reitz

Robert F. Harney Professor of Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies, University of Toronto

Discussant: Claire Adida

Associate Professor of Political Science, UC San Diego

Event Flyer HERE

How Immigration Policy Affects Health and Human Rights

Wednesday, November 8, 2017   6-7:30pm

David FitzGerald, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, UC San Diego

Nicole Ramos, Esq.

Director, Border Rights Project, Al Otro Lado

James Dell, Esq.

President, Professional Alliance of Children

Fernando Mendoza, MD

Associate Dean of Minority Advising & Programs, Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University

Event Flyer HERE

Roundtable: Differentiated Transnationalisms: Class, Gender, and Agency in Migrants' Homeland Engagement

Monday, November 6, 2017   2pm
CCIS Conference Room, Eleanor Roosevelt Administration Building #115

Thomas LaCroix

Universite de Poitiers, France

Swanie Potot

Universite Nice Sophia Antipolis, France

Armand Gutierrez

PhD Student, Department of Sociology, UC San Diego

Moderator: Abigail Andrews

Assistant Professor,  Department of Sociology, UC San Diego

Event Flyere HERE

The Emergence of Korean American Communities on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Monday, October 9, 2017   2pm

Minjeong Kim

Associate Professor of Sociology, San Diego State University

Event Flyer HERE

Research Seminars: Spring Quarter 2017

Growning up in the Age of Enforcement: Illegality and Children's Power in Families

Wednesday, June 7, 2017  12pm-1:30pm

Joanna Dreby

Associate Professor at University at Albany, SUNY

Event Flyer HERE

Temporary Legal Statuses and Transformations of the Immigrant Self

Thursday, May 25. 2017 2pm-3:30pm

Cecilia Menjivar

Professor, University of Kansas

 Event Flyer HERE

Research Seminars: Winter Quarter 2017

The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on the US-Mexico Border, 1917-1954

Monday, March 13th, 2017 - 12pm

S. Deborah Kang - Author 

Assistant professor in the History Department at California State University, San Marcos.

Alina Méndez - Commentator

Ph.D. candidate in the History Department at UC San Diego.

Event Flyer HERE

How Ordinary People View Muslim Group Rights in Europe: Signigicant 'Gaps' Between Majorities and Muslims?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 - 12pm

Professor Paul Statham 

Professor of Migration and Director of the Sussex Centre for Migration Resarch (SCMR), School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex, UK and Visiting Professor at CUNY Graduate Center.

Event Flyer HERE

Migration and Crisis: Official Discourses, External Citizenship and new Forms of Mobilization in the Case of Spain

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12pm

Dr. Ana María López-Sala

Research Fellow at the Institute of Economics, Geography and Demography of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) in Madrid.

Event Flyer HERE

The War on Crime and the War on Immigrants: Race and Legal Exclusion in 21st Century United States

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 12pm

Mary C. Waters
M.E. Zukerman Professor and Chair of Sociology, Harvard University

Event Flyer HERE

Research Seminars:  Fall Quarter 2016

Post-Election Panel Discussion

Election 2016 and Immigration Politics: Where Do We Go From Here?

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 12pm

Zoltan Hajnal
UCSD Professor, Department of Political Science and co-author of White Backlash: Immigration, Race and American Politics (Princeton, 2015)

John Skrentny
UCSD Professor, Department of Sociology and author of "Obama's Immigration Reform: A Tough Sell for a Grand Bargain." (Russell Sage Foundation, 2011)

Tom Wong
UCSD Professor, Department of Political Science and author of The Politics of Immigration: Partisanship, Demographic Change and American National Identity (Oxford, 2016)

Special guest panelist:

Kim Williams 
Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and co-author of recent article "Immigrant Rights in the Deep South City: The Effects of Anti-Immigration Legislation on Black Elite Opinion in Birmingham Alabama" (DuBois Review, 2016)

Event Flyer HERE

The Deportation of Innocence - Film Screening

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 4:00pm

Francisco Alarcòn - Director

Event Flyer HERE

Research Seminars:  Spring Quarter 2016

200 years of a South American Citizenship:

Continuity and Change on Migration and Mobility in the Region

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:00pm

Diego Acosta
Senior Lecturer in the department of law at the University of Bristol.

Event Flyer HERE

Community-Based Research and Early Hispanic Immigration to Colorado

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:00pm

Marjorie K. McIntosh
Distinguished Professor of History Emerita at the University of Colorado at Boulder

Luis Alvarez
Associate Professor in the Department of History, UC San Diego

Event Flyer HERE 

Research Seminars:  Winter Quarter 2016

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars meet in Conference Room 115 on the first floor of the Eleanor Roosevelt College Provost’s Building, UCSD campus. Parking permits can be purchased at the information booth on North Point Drive, or purchase a parking permit in the Pangea parking structure.
See directions at http://ccis.ucsd.edu/directions/ or call (858) 822-4447.

The New Immigration Federalism

Monday, February 29, 2016 12:00pm

Karthick Ramakrishnan
Professor and Associate Dean at the School of Public Policy, UC Riverside
Event Flyer HERE

Conference: Privatization in the International Arena

Friday, February 19, 2016 10:00am

Speakers: Gallya Lahav, Associate Professor of Political Science, SUNY at Stony Brook
                 Michael Flynn, Executive Director of the Global Detention Project, Geneva



From Aliens, Traitors and Defectors to Victims, Talents and Citizens:
Redefining Pre-2003 Emigrants in Post-2003 Iraq

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12pm

Geraldine Chatelard
Visiting Scholar, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies
Event Flyer HERE

Book Panel and Discussion: Why Muslim Integration Fails in Christian-Heritage Societies

Friday, February 5, 2016 12pm

Authors:      Claire Adida, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC San Diego
                     David Laitin, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University
Discussant: Peter Gourevitch, Founding Dean and Professor Emeritus, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UCSD
Event Flyer HERE

Labor Standards Enforcement: How State and Society are Working Together to Fight Wage Theft and Workplace Injury

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:00pm

Janice Fine
Associate Professor, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University

Event Flyer HERE

Parents Without Papers: The Progress and Pitfalls of Mexican American Integration

Monday, January 11, 2016 12:00pm

Frank Bean
Professor and Director, Center for Research on Immigration, Population and Public Policy, UC Irvine

Susan K. Brown
Associate Professor of Sociology, UC Irvine

Event Flyer HERE