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Below are the Visiting Scholars & Visiting Graduate Students from previous years.

2017- 2018

2017-2018 Visiting Scholars & Visiting Graduate Students

 

VISITING SCHOLARS

 

Adi Hercowitz-Amir, Israel

Israel Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow
Research Focus: Dr. Hercowitz-Amir's research interests include international migration, majority group attitudes towards immigrants and asylum public policy.

 

Shira Goldenberg, Canada

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, Research Scientist, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.
Research Focus: Dr. Goldenberg’s research aims to improve sexual health and access to healthcare for marginalized migrant populations, particularly migrant women involved in sex work, refugee and internally displaced women, and women living with HIV in Canada, Latin America, and other global settings.

 

S. Deborah Kang, United States

Associate Professor, California State University of San Marcos
Research Focus: The Legal Construction of the Borderlands: The INS, Immigration Law, and Immigrant Rights on the U.S.-Mexico Border (Oxford University Press, under contract) offers one of the first comprehensive accounts of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and its operations on the U.S.-Mexico border in the twentieth century.

 

Kathy Kopinak, Canada

Professor Emerita, King’s University College, Western University
Research Focus: “Industrial Relocation and Migration: the Role of the Export Industries in Countries of Origin: Morocco and Mexico” Dr. Kopinak is currently engaged with a team of other Canadian, U.S., and Spanish researchers in a comparison of the impact of working in maquiladora export industries on migration from Mexico to the U.S. and from Morocco to Spain.

 

Everard Meade, United States

Director, Trans Border Institute, University of San Diego
Research Focus:  “The Banality of Deterrence: Race, Politics, and the Fate of Mexican Asylum Seekers in the United States.”

 

Swanie Potot, France

Sociologist researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), working at the Migration and Society Research Unit (URMIS), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.
Research Focus: Her research investigates migrations processes to and within Europe, transnationalism, ethnic job markets, migration impact on societies of origin, interethnic relations, discrimination, and racism.

 

Raphi Rechitsky, United States

Assistant Professor, National University, San Diego
Research Focus: Trapped in Transit: "Forced Migration and the Making of Refuge at Europe’s Eastern Boundary in Ukraine.” Dr. Rechitsky is completing a book project on forced migration to, through, and within Ukraine.

 

Katrin Sontag, Switzerland

Cultural anthropologist and postdoc at the National Center of Competence in Research NCCR – on the move in Switzerland, based at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, University of Basel
Research Focus: Comparative Case Study on the Situation of Refugees at Universities in France, Germany, and Switzerland.

 

Akihiro Koido, Japan

Professor, Hitotsubashi University
Research Focus:  “Immigration Enforcement and Social Movement After September 11th

 

VISITING GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

Margaret Fee, United States

PhD Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles
Research FocusUsing qualitative methods, her research examines the multiple stakeholders in the U.S. refugee resettlement process, including refugees, resettlement agencies, and communities of resettlement.

 

Erin Hoekstra, United States

PhD Candidate, University of Minnesota
Research FocusBodies of Resistance: Immigrant Health Care and the Movement for Migrant Health Justice after the Affordable Care Act.

 

Clarissa do Nascimento Tabosa, Brazil/Slovakia

PhD Candidate, the Institute of European Studies and International Relations at Comenius University in Bratislava
Research Focus:  Formation and diffusion of immigration policies in countries immersed in institutionally dense environments.

2016 - 2017

2016-2017 Visiting Scholars and Visiting Graduate Students

 

VISITING SCHOLARS

 

Katrina Burgess, United States

Associate Professor, Tufts University
Research Focus: Her current project addresses the conditions under which emigrants engage in politics back home and the implications for democratic governance in the Global South.

 

Geraldine Chatelard, France

Research Associate, Institut Francais du Proche-Orient
Research Focus: Chatelard’s newest work is in Algeria as part of a large European Commission- funded project focusing on heritage. As one of the two key experts in the project, she will be designing and delivering a series of training workshops on the inventory methodologies for intangible cultural heritage (ICH).

 

Maria Cook, United States

Professor, Cornell University
Research Focus: Cook’s latest research looks at global migration movements and the role of migrant rights advocacy groups in shaping public debates over unauthorized migration. Her research draws on cases located in three world regions: the U.S.-Mexico border, southern Spain, and Australia, where the focus is on asylum seeker rights groups.

 

Armen Hakhverdian, The Netherlands

Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam
Research Focus: His most recent research project “We the People: How Public Opinion towards Multiculturalism Shapes Political Outcomes” offers an examination of policy responsiveness to citizen preferences on immigration issues.

 

S. Deborah Kang, United States

Associate Professor, California State University, San Marcos
Research Focus: The relationship between law and society along the nation’s northern and southern borders. Her research is supported by research grants from the Huntington Library and the Clements Center for Southwest Studies.

 

Kathy Kopinak, Canada

Professor Emerita, King’s University College, Western University
Research Focus: Industrial Relocation and Migration: the Role of the Export Industries in Countries of Origin: Morocco and Mexico”. Kathy is currently engaged with a team of other Canadian, U.S., and Spanish researchers in a comparison of the impact of working in maquiladora export industries on migration from Mexico to the U.S. and from Morocco to Spain.

 

Everard Meade, United States

Director, Trans Border Insittute, University of San Diego
Research Focus: “The Banality of Deterrence: Race, Politics, and the Fate of Mexican Asylum Seekers in the United States”

 

Raphi Rechitsky, United States

Assistant Professor, National University, San Diego
Research Focus: Migration processes and contentious politics in Europe and the former Soviet region in global and comparative perspectives.

 

Donggen Rui, China

Associate Professor, Pukyong National University
Research Focus: “The Historical Pattern of Migration: Korean Chinese and Mexican Migration to the US”

 

Mahama Tawat, Cameroon

Assistant Professor, Higher School of Economics in Moscow
Research Focus: Comparative migration policy notably Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.

 

VISITING GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

Pavel Consuegra, Mexico

PhD Candidate, University of Baja California (UABC)
Research Focus: “Integration of Refugees in East County San Diego during 2007-2012: Opportunities and Obstacles”.

 

Caterina Guisa, France

PhD Candidate, University of Paris 13
Research Focus: “The link between revolution and migration in the context of the Arab Uprisings”.

 

Erin Hoekstra, United States

PhD Candidate, University of Minnesota
Research Focus: “Bodies of Resistance: Immigrant Health Care and the Movement for Migrant Health Justice after the Affordable Care Act”.

 

Murat Ertugrul Pala, Turkey

Graduate Student Researcher, Hacettepe University
Research Focus: His research examines differing public attitudes of Turkish people towards Syrian refugees.

 

Stefanie Visel, Germany

PhD Candidate, Hildesheim University
Research Focus: Her research interests involve transnational care migration, migration and labor markets, transnational ageing and local migration policies. Her PhD project examines occupational credentialing procedures for foreign trained nurses and health care workers in Germany.

 

Yuching Cheng, Taiwan

PhD Candidate, University at Albany, SUNY
Research Focus: “The Intersection of cultural sociology, immigration and race/ethnicity, and nationalism. Her dissertation focuses on the effects of immigration on social inequality”.

2015 - 2016

2015-2016 Visiting Scholars and Visiting Graduate Students

 

VISITING SCHOLARS

 

Maria Cook, United States

Professor, Cornell University
Research Focus: Global migration movements and the role of migrant rights advocacy groups in shaping public debates over unauthorized migration.  Maria’s research draws on cases located in three world regions: the U.S.-Mexico border, southern Spain, and Australia, where the focus is on asylum seeker rights groups.

 

Geraldine Chatelard, France

Associate Researcher at the Institut Français du Proche-Orient (IFPO) in Amman, Jordan
Research Focus: Chatelard's newest work is in Algeria as part of a large European Commission-funded project focusing on heritage.  As one of the two key experts in the project, she will be designing and delivering a series of training workshops on the inventory methodologies for intangible cultural heritage (ICH).

 

S Deborah Kang, United States

Associate Professor, California State University of San Marcos
Research focus: The Legal Construction of the Borderlands: The INS, Immigration Law, and Immigrant Rights on the U.S.-Mexico Border (Oxford University Press, under contract) offers one of the first comprehensive accounts of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and its operations on the U.S.-Mexico border in the twentieth century.

 

Kathy Kopinak, Canada

Professor Emerita, King’s University College, Western University
Research Focus: Industrial Relocation and Migration: the Role of the Export Industries in Countries of Origin: Morocco and Mexico” Kathy is currently engaged with a team of other Canadian, U.S., and Spanish researchers in a comparison of the impact of working in maquiladora export industries on migration from Mexico to the U.S. and from Morocco to Spain.

 

Raphi Rechitsky, United States

Assistant Professor, National University, San Diego
Research Focus: Trapped in Transit: "Forced Migration and the Making of Refuge at Europe’s Eastern Boundary in Ukraine” Professor Rechitsky is completing a book project on forced migration to, through, and within Ukraine.

 

Donggen Rui, China

Associate Professor, Pukyong National University
Research Focus: The Historical Pattern of Migration: Korean Chinese and Mexican Migration to the US.

 

Mahama Tawat, Cameroon

Assistant Professor and Research Fellow, Centre for Advanced Studies of the Higher School of Economics, Moscow & Research Affiliate, Malmö University, Sweden
Research Focus:  Comparative migration policy, notably Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.  Investigating the determinants of this policy divergence and the factors that permeated policy formulation and decision-making under crisis and uncertainty while examining the implications of these decisions in two Eastern EU countries, Hungary and Poland. 

 

VISITING GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

Yuching Chen, Taiwan

PhD Candidate, University at Albany, SUNY
Research Focus:  The Intersection of cultural sociology, immigration and race/ethnicity, and nationalism. Her dissertation focuses on the effects of immigration on social inequality.

 

Allan Colbern, United States

PhD Candidate, University of California, Riverside
Research Focus: “From American Slavery to Immigration: Developments in Regulating Borders, Movement, and Access to Resources”.

 

Pavel Consuegra, Mexico

PhD Candidate, Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), Tijuana, Mexico
Research Focus:  Integration of Refugees in San Diego East County during 2007-2012: Opportunities and Obstacles. Forced displacement; refugees’ social and economic integration; resettlement and placement; Cuba-US relations.  

 

Murat E. Pala, Turkey

PhD Candidate, Hacettepe University, Ankara, TURKEY
Research Focus:  Examine differing public attitudes of Turkish people towards Syrian refugees.  By identifying the main dynamics in public attitudes toward the rapidly growing refugee population, Pala hopes his research will make a contribution to the efforts seeking stable solutions that can enable a healthy integration to the host-population and social structure.

 

2014 - 2015

2014-2015 Visiting Scholars and Visiting Graduate Students

 

 VISITING SCHOLARS

 

Huub Dijstelbloem, Netherlands

Professor, University of Amsterdam
Research Focus: Border surveillance and counter-surveillance.

 

Kathy Kopinak, Canada

Professor Emerita, King’s University College, Western University
Research Focus: Industrial Relocation and Migration: the Role of the Export Industries in Countries of Origin: Morocco and Mexico” Kathy is currently engaged with a team of other Canadian, U.S., and Spanish researchers in a comparison of the impact of working in maquiladora export industries on migration from Mexico to the U.S. and from Morocco to Spain.

 

Donggen Rui, China

Associate Professor, Pukyong National University
Research Focus: “The Historical Pattern of Migration: Korean Chinese and Mexican Migration to the US”

 

Tobias Schwarz, Germany

Research Fellow, University of Cologne
Research Focus: Politics of identity and belonging in Latin America and Europe; migration control, citizenship, nationality and naturalizations in the Global South; racism; qualitative research methods.

 

Abdeslam Marfouk, Belgium

Lecturer, University of Liege, Belgium
Research Focus:  Female Migration, Attitudes toward Immigration & the Impact of Migration on Origin Countries

 

VISITING GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

Yuching Cheng, Taiwan

PhD Candidate, University at Albany, SUNY
Research Focus: The Intersection of cultural sociology, immigration and race/ethnicity, and nationalism. Her dissertation focuses on the effects of immigration on social inequality.

 

Allan Colbern, United States

PhD Candidate, University of California, Riverside
Research Focus: “From American Slavery to Immigration: Developments in Regulating Borders, Movement, and Access to Resources”.

2013 - 2014

2013-2014 Visiting Scholars and Visiting Graduate Students

 

VISITING SCHOLARS

 

Kathryn (Kathy) Kopinak, Canada

Professor, King’s University College, Western University
Research Focus:  “Industrial Relocation and Migration: the Role of the Export Industries in Countries of Origin: Morocco and Mexico”

 

Rocio Rosales, United States

Post –Doctoral Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles
Research Focus:  “Local Context of Reception and Immigrant Adaptation Among Los Angeles Fruit Vendors”

 

Barbara Buckinx, United States

Associate Research Scholar, Princeton University
Research Focus:  "Reducing Domination in Global Politics"

 

Mary Lopez, United States

Associate Professor, Occidental College
Research Focus:  “Mexican Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Industry Choice, Language Proficiency, and Entrepreneurial Success” and “Skill Mismatch Among Highly Skilled Immigrant Women in the U.S.”

 

Abdeslam Marfouk, Belgium

Lecturer, University of Liege
Research Focus:  Female Migration, Attitudes toward Immigration & the Impact of Migration on Origin Countries

 

Raquel Martinez Chicon, Spain 

Professor, University of Granada
Research Focus:  Intercultural Competencies and Diversity Management in the Public Administrations of Andalucia (Spain) and California (United States): A Comparative Analysis of Training Procedures, Trends and their Impact”

 

Veronica Hoyo, Mexico

Research Focus:  Outsider political parties in comparative perspective: issue dimensions, electoral strategies and systemic impact.

 

Sae Jae Lee, Korea

Associate Professor, Kumoh National Institute of Technology
Research Focus:  Characteristics of Asian Immigrant Technologists

 

Cetta Mainwaring, United Kingdom

Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo, Canada
Research Focus:  “Controlling Mobility: The Rise of Visa Regimes in the UK and the US”

 

Cheun Hoe Yow, Korea

Assistant Professor and Fulbright Scholar, Nanyang Technological University
Research Focus:  “Localization, Transnationalism, Multiculturalism: A Comparative Study of New Chinese Migrants in Singapore and the United States”

 

Enrico Marcelli, United States

Associate Professor, San Diego State University
Research Focus:  Estimating the number, effects and integration of legal and undocumented immigrants in the USA; and on questions regarding the social and geographic sources of health

 

Joaquín Arango, Spain

Complutense University of Madrid and Director, Center for the Study of Migration and Citizenship, Ortega y Gasset Research Institute
Research Focus:  “The U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Regime in Comparative Perspective”

 

Eunice Akemi Ishikawa, Japan

Associate Professor, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture
Research Focus:  “Education and Ethnic Identity of Second-Generation Japanese-Brazilians in Japan”

 

VISITING GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

Milosz Miszczynski, Poland

PhD candidate, Jagiellonian University
Research Focus:  “Mobility of Foreign Direct Investment in the NAFTA Zone and Central and Eastern Europe.  A Comparative Study of Local Receptions.”

 

2012 - 2013

2012-2013 Visiting Scholars and Visiting Graduate Students

 

VISITING SCHOLARS

 

Kathryn (Kathy) Kopinak, Canada
         
Professor, King’s University College, Western University
Research Focus:  “Industrial Relocation and Migration: the Role of the Export Industries in Countries of Origin: Morocco and Mexico”

 

Rocio Rosales, United States           

Post –Doctoral Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles
Research Focus:  “Local Context of Reception and Immigrant Adaptation Among Los Angeles Fruit Vendors”

 

Chris Haynes, United States

PhD candidate, University of California, Riverside
Research Focus:  “Empathy and Immigration Policy Preferences: The Interactive Pathway for Permissive Change”

 

Joaquín Arango, Spain    

Complutense University of Madrid and Director, Center for the Study of Migration and Citizenship, Ortega y Gasset Research Institute   
Research Focus:  “The U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Regime in Comparative Perspective”

 

Viresh Bhawra, India
                   
Humphrey Fellow, University of Minnesota
Research Focus:  “Labour Trafficking through Illegal Migration and Human Smuggling”

 

Hyung Sung Choe, Korea   

Assistant Professor, Silla University
Research Focus:  “Korean American parenting and their children’s developmental outcomes”

 

Maria Lorena Cook, United States
            
Professor, Cornell University
Research Focus:  “As Citizens Among Us: Global Migration and Migrant Advocacy”

 

Verónica Hoyo, Mexico

Research Focus:  “Outsider political parties in comparative perspective: issue dimensions, electoral strategies and systemic impact”

 

Sae Jae Lee, Korea

Associate Professor, Kumoh National Institute of Technology
Research Focus:  Characteristics of Asian Immigrant Technologists

 

Diego López De Lera, Spain

Associate Professor, University of Coruña
Research Focus:  Return Migration from Spain

 

Cetta Mainwaring, United Kingdom
     
Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo, Canada
Research Focus:  “Controlling Mobility: The Rise of Visa Regimes in the UK and the US”

 

Raquel Martínez Chicón, Spain

Universidad de Granada
Research Focus:  “The Provision of Services to Foreign Immigrant Population and the Management of Diversity by Public Administrations in Andalucia and California: A Comparative Analysis”

 

Cheun Hoe Yow, Singapore 

Assistant Professor and Fulbright Scholar, Nanyang Technological University
Research Focus:  “Localization, Transnationalism, Multiculturalism: A Comparative Study of New Chinese Migrants in Singapore and the United States”

 

VISITING GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

Yanling Liu, China

PhD candidate, Jinan University
Research Focus:  “Cultural Identity and Transnationalism”

 

Milosz Miszczynski, Poland

PhD candidate, Jagiellonian University
Research Focus:  “Mobility of Foreign Direct Investment in the NAFTA Zone and Central and Eastern Europe.  A Comparative Study of Local Receptions.”

 

Stevie Ruiz, United States

PhD candidate, University of California, San Diego
Research Focus:  “The Color of Development: Race, Conformity and Land Conflict in Imperial County, 1900-1945”

 

Tina Zarpour, United States

PhD candidate, University of Maryland College Park
Research Focus:  “Transnational political engagement of Iranians in the diaspora: investigating online and offline impacts of the 2009 presidential election and subsequent events”

 

Florencia Rivaud, Spain

PhD candidate, Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset
Research Focus:  “Memories from the landscape that dried out”

 

2011 - 2012

2011-2012 Visiting Scholars and Visiting Graduate Students

 

VISITING SCHOLARS

 

Kathryn Kopinak, Canada

Professor, King’s University College, Western University
Research Focus:  “The Complementary Relationship Between International Migration and Mexican Maquiladora Employment”

 

Ilker Atac, Austria

Assistant Professor, University of Vienna
Research Focus:  “Austrian Migration Policies”   

 

Hyung-Sung Choe, Korea

Assistant Professor, Silla University
Research Focus:  “Korean American parenting and their children’s developmental outcomes”

 

Eunice Akemi Ishikawa, Japan

Associate Professor, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture
Research Focus:  “Education and Ethnic Identity of Second-Generation Japanese-Brazilians in Japan”

 

Amparo González-Ferrer, Spain

Fellow, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Research Focus:  “Roads to citizenship in Spain and the US: Exploring the connections between undocumented migration, family reunification and naturalization strategies among recent immigrants”

 

Akihiro Koido, Japan

Professor, Hitotsubashi University
Research Focus:  “Immigration Enforcement and Social Movement After September 11th

 

Spyros Themelis, United Kingdom

Lecturer in Education, Middlesex University
Research Focus:  “Roma Education in Europe”

 

Cheun Hoe Yow, Singapore

Assistant Professor and Fulbright Scholar, Nanyang Technological University
Research Focus:  “Localization, Transnationalism, Multiculturalism: A Comparative Study of New Chinese Migrants in Singapore and the United States”

 

VISITING GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

Robbie Totten, United States  

PhD Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles
Research Focus:  “Security and United States Immigration Policy”

 

Marie-Laurence Flahaux, Belgium

PhD candidate, Catholic University of Louvain and National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED, France)
Research Focus:  “Comparative analysis of Senegalese and Congolese migrants’ return and reintegration patterns in their home country” 

 

Luisa Feline Freier, United Kingdom

PhD candidate, London School of Economics (LSE)
Research Focus:  “The impact of immigration policy on new south-south migration: The case of contemporary African migration to Latin America” 

 

Jesus Gonzalez, Mexico

PhD candidate, Autonomous University of Baja California
Research Focus:  “Bicultural Identity of Naturalized U.S. citizens of Mexican Origin and Their Civic Participation” 

 

Mayuri Ito, Japan

Masters student, Hitotsubashi University
Research Focus:  “Analysis of how Somalis’ transnational networks have reconstructed, re-strengthened, or transformed after governmental intervention” 

 

Amaha Kassa, United States

PhD candidate, Harvard University
Research Focus:  “Making Citizens: The Politics of Foreign Nationality in British Prisons.” 

 

Emma Kaufman, United Kingdom

PhD candidate and Clarendon Fellow, Oxford University
Research Focus:  “Making Citizens: The Politics of Foreign Nationality in British Prisons.” 

 

Kedar Kulkarni, United States

PhD candidate, University of California, San Diego
Research Focus:  “Secular Gods and the Citizenry” 

 

Yanling Liu, China

PhD candidate, Jinan University
Research Focus:  “Cultural Identity and Transnationalism”

 

Arianna Martinez, United States

PhD candidate, Rutgers University
Research Focus:  “The Politics of Latino Belonging – Law, Scale, and Identity in Municipal Anti-Immigrant Ordinances in the United States”

 

Milosz Miszczynski, Poland

PhD candidate, Jagiellonian University
Research Focus:  “Cultural Impacts of foreign direct investment in selected local communities of Mexico, Poland, Ukraine, and Romania”

 

Florencia Rivaud, Spain

PhD candidate, Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset
Research Focus:  “Memories from the landscape that dried out”

 

Tina Zarpour, United States

PhD candidate, University of Maryland College Park
Research Focus:  “Transnational political engagement of Iranians in the diaspora: investigating online and offline impacts of the 2009 presidential election and subsequent events”

 

Trinidad Vicente Torrado, Spain

PhD candidate, University of Deusto
Research Focus:  “Female migration projects.  Colombian, Ecuadorian and Moroccan women towards Spain”

 

2010 - 2011

2010-2011 Visiting Scholars and Visiting Graduate Students

 

VISITING SCHOLARS

 

Kathryn (Kathy) Kopinak, Canada

Professor, King’s University College, Western University
Research Focus:  “The Complementary Relationship Between International Migration and Mexican Maquiladora Employment”

 

Alejandra Castaneda, Mexico

Ph.D. in cultural anthropology and Fulbright Scholar, University of California, Santa Cruz
Research Focus:  Immigration Legislation, Human Rights and Citizenship.”

 

Eunice Akemi Ishikawa, Japan

Associate Professor, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture
Research Focus:  “Education and Ethnic Identity of Second-Generation Japanese-Brazilians in Japan”

 

Alberto Martin- Pérez, Spain

Assistant Professor, University of Barcelona
Research Focus:  “Immigrants’ Entitlements in Welfare Services: Different Treatment in Search of Equality”

 

Rolf Rønning, Norway

Professor, Lillehammer University College
Research Focus:  Norwegian-Swedish comparative study on “Social factors contributing to sickness absence”

 

Liv Johanne Solheim, Norway

Associate Professor, Lillehammer University College
Research Focus:  “Inclusive working life in state enterprises in Norway”

 

Maria Cristina Blanco Fernandez de Valderrama, Spain

Director and Professor, Universidad del Pais Vasco Sarriena
Research Focus:  “Implications of the migrations in the development processes of the origin countries. Comparative study between two migratory systems: Mexico – USA and Andean countries – Spain.” This project forms a part of a wider study, directed by C. Blanco and financed by the Spanish Department of Science and Innovation, titled “Social implications of the transnational migration: beyond remittances

 

James MacKenzie, Canada

Assistant Professor, University of Lethbridge
Research Focus:  Religion and Ethnicity in Maya Migration to San Diego County

 

VISITING GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

Amada Armenta, United States

PhD Candidate, UC Los Angeles

Amaha Kassa, United States

PhD candidate, Harvard University
Research Focus:  “Making Citizens: The Politics of Foreign Nationality in British Prisons.” 

 

Emma Kaufman, United Kingdom

PhD candidate and Clarendon Fellow, Oxford University
Research Focus:  “Making Citizens: The Politics of Foreign Nationality in British Prisons.” 

 

Gilberto Lopez, United States

PhD Candidate, Southern Methodist University
Research Focus:  “Comparative (bi-national) study of migration and health among Mixteco migrants.”

 

Marko Tocilovac, France

PhD Candidate, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Research Focus:  The US-Mexico border political arena: an anthropological analysis of sovereignty, citizenship and the state in San Diego, California.”

 

Tina Zarpour, United States

PhD candidate, University of Maryland College Park
Research Focus:  “Transnational political engagement of Iranians in the diaspora: investigating online and offline impacts of the 2009 presidential election and subsequent events”

 

Trinidad Vicente Torrado, Spain

PhD candidate, University of Deusto
Research Focus:  “Female migration projects.  Colombian, Ecuadorian and Moroccan women towards Spain”

 

2009 - 2010

2009-2010 Visiting Scholars and Visiting Graduate Students

 

VISITING SCHOLARS

 

Marisa Abrajano, United States

Assistant Professor, UC San Diego
Research Focus:  “The impact of social context on immigration attitudes in the United States”

 

Clarissa Clo, United States

Assistant Professor & Director, SDSU
Research Focus:  "Second Generation Migrant Literature and the Contradictions of Italian Immigration and Citizenship Laws".

 

Kathryn Kopinak, Canada

Professor, University of Western Ontario
Research Focus:  “The Complementary Relationship Between International Migration and Mexican Maquiladora Employment”

 

Alexander Balch, United Kingdom

Research Fellow, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield
Research Focus:  “The impact of ideas and expertise in policy change on labour migration: the case of the UK and Spain”

 

Maria Cristina Blanco Fernandez de Valderrama, Spain

Director and Professor, Universidad del Pais Vasco Sarriena
Research Focus:  “Implications of the migrations in the development processes of the origin countries. Comparative study between two migratory systems: Mexico – USA and Andean countries – Spain.” This project forms a part of a wider study, directed by C. Blanco and financed by the Spanish Department of Science and Innovation, titled “Social implications of the transnational migration: beyond remittances

 

Michael Clemens, United States

Fellow at the Center for Global Development; Affiliated Associate Professor, Georgetown University

 

Concha Carrasco Carpio, Spain

(Joint appointment with CILAS)
Assistant Professor, Universidad de Alcala
Research Focus:  “The labor market integration of Latin Americans in California and Spain: A comparative perspective”

 

David Felsen, Canada

Assistant Professor, Alliant International University
Research Focus:  Currently completing a book about controversial issues in U.S. immigration history

 

Carmen Fernández-Casanueva, Mexico

Research Fellow, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur
Research Focus:  “The role and contribution of Honduran migrants residing at the Soconusco region of Chiapas”

 

Sarah Horton, United States

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado
Research Focus:  US medical migration along the US-Mexico border.

 

James MacKenzie, Canada

Assistant Professor, University of Lethbridge
Research Focus:  Religion and Ethnicity in Maya Migration to San Diego County

 

Ángeles Solanes Corella, Spain

Lecturer, University of Valencia
Research Focus:  Immigration, integration and public policies: evaluation and guarantees of rights”

 

Rosie Tafoya-Estrada, United States

Professor, Boise State University
Research Focus:  “Educational Trajectories of the Second and Third Generation Mexican-Origin Population”

 

Julián López Colas, Spain

Researcher, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona
Research Focus:  “Explaining Outcomes of Immigration Control Policies: A Comparative Study of Spain and the United States”

 

Maoxin Liang, China

Professor, Northeast Normal University
Research Focus:  “Immigrants and Their Impact on the California Economy, 1980‐2000”

 

VISITING GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

James Walsh, United States

Ph.D. Candidate, UC Santa Barbara
Research Focus:  Recent trajectory of immigration policy in the U.S., Canada and Australia.

 

Francisco Jose Cuberos, Spain

Ph.D. Candidate, Universidad de Sevilla
Research Focus:  “Rules of associationism and formation of leadership among Latin American immigrants in Andalucia”

 

Alejandra Castaneda, Mexico

Ph.D. Candidate, UC Santa Cruz
Research Focus:  Immigration Legislation, Human Rights and Citizenship.”

 

David Capretta, France

Ph.D. Candidate, Instituto de Estudios Migratorios, Madrid, Spain
Research Focus:  “Selecting by national origins in the contemporaneous liberal democratic State: French and Spanish control policies in perspective”. Member of the ILSEG project (Center for Migration and development, Princeton University): “Adaptation process of the immigrant second generation in the Spanish context: new perspectives for the segmented assimilation theory”.

2008 - 2009

2008-2009 Visiting Scholars and Visiting Graduate Students

 

VISITING SCHOLARS

 

Jody Agius Vallejo, United States

Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
Research Focus:  “Brown Picket Fences: Patterns of Giving Back, Ethnic Identity, and the Role of Ethnic Associations among the Mexican‐Origin Middle Class”

 

Everard Meade, United States

Assistant Professor, UC San Diego
Research Focus:  History of modern Mexico, with an emphasis on capital punishment, human rights, journalism, and the relationship between Mexico, Central America, and the United States.

 

Kathryn Kopinak, Canada

Professor, University of Western Ontario
Research Focus:  “A Transatlantic Comparison of the Impact of Gender and Export Processing Work Experience on International Labour Migration”

 

Irene Briones Martinez, Spain

Professor, Escuela de Derecho, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Research Focus:  "Religious diversity and Immigration"

 

David Felsen, United States

Assistant Professor, Alliant International University Marshall Goldsmith School of Management
Research Focus:  Currently completing a book about controversial issues in U.S. immigration history for Greenwood Press. It is scheduled for publication in 2011.

 

Antonio Izquierdo Escribano, Spain

Professor, Universidad de Coruña
Research Focus:  “Explaining Outcomes of Immigration Control Policies: A Comparative Study of Spain and the United States”

 

Akihiro Koido, Japan

Professor, Hitotsubashi University
Research Focus:  “Immigration Reform and the Immigrant Rights Social Movement in the United States”


Julián López Colas, Spain

Researcher, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona
Research Focus:  “Explaining Outcomes of Immigration Control Policies: A Comparative Study of Spain and the United States”

 

Maoxin Liang, China

Professor, Northeast Normal University
Research Focus:  “Immigrants and Their Impact on the California Economy, 1980‐2000”

 

Kate McMillan, New Zealand

Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Research Focus:  "Immigration as a wedge issue in election campaigns: a comparative study of the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand".


Adela Ros Hijar, Spain

Internet Interdisciplinary Institute de Barcelona
Research Focus:  “Migration in the Information Society”

 

Rosa Maria Soriano Miras, Spain

Professor, Universidad de Granada
Research Focus:  “A Transatlantic Comparison of the Impact of Gender and Export Processing Work Experience on International Labour Migration”

 

Antonio Trinidad Requena, Spain

Professor, Universidad de Granada
Research Focus:  “Research Immigration and Social Welfare”


Magdalena Ziolek, Poland/Germany

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Research Focus:  “Development of Immigrant Integration Policies in the United States and the European Union:  The Role of Local Initiatives in Four Cities”

 

VISITING GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

Xiana Bueno García, Spain

Ph.D. Candidate, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Research Focus:  "Differential reproductive behaviour of Latin American women in US and Spain"

 

David Capretta, France

Ph.D. Candidate, Instituto de Estudios Migratorios, Madrid, SpainResearch Focus:  “Adaptation process of the immigrant second generation in the Spanish context: new perspectives for the segmented assimilation theory”.

 

Mia Diaz‐Edelman, United States

Ph.D. Candidate, Boston University
Research Focus:  "Ecumenical Civic Engagement: Interfaith‐Based Mobilization within the Nonviolent Immigrant Rights Movement in San Diego County"

 

Micah Gell‐Redman, United States

Ph.D. Candidate, UC San Diego
Research Focus:  “The Role of Migration in International Trade Agreements” September 2008 – June 2009

 

Peter Brownell, United States


Ph.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley
Research Focus:  “Employer Sanctions Enforcement in the United States.”

 

Chenxu Sun, China

Ph.D. Candidate, Nankai University
Research Focus:  “Mexican Immigration and U.S. Border Enforcement” September 2008 – August 2009

 

Satomi Era, Japan

Ph.D. Candidate, Hitotsubashi University
Research Focus:  Immigrant Construction Workers in US and Japan: Comparative Analysis on Independent Contractors, Day Laborers, and the New Labor Movement"

 

Saba Ozyurt, Turkey

Ph.D. Candidate, UC Irvine
Research Focus:  "Integrating Muslim immigrants in the West: The role of religious institutions and religiosity".

 

Élise Lanáe McPherson, United States

M.A. Candidate, San Diego State University
Research Focus:  "Perceptions of national immigration policy and rhetoric among Arab migrants in the United States and Mexico: A case study of the San Diego‐Tijuana Region."

 

Eider Muniategi Azkona, Spain

Ph.D. Candidate, Equipo de Investigación en Migraciones Internacionales, Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología, Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao
Research Focus:  “Sociocultural Integration of Immigrants’ Children”

 

Adam Sawyer, United States

Ed.D. Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Research Focus:  “Migrant Education Here and There: Schooling in a Rural Oaxaca Sending Community and its U.S. Satellite”

 

2007 - 2008

2007-2008 Visiting Scholars and Visiting Graduate Students