BIMI Spotlight

BIMI Spotlight

BIMI is proud to share the amazing work our affiliates and team are doing year-round. Learn about new affiliates, new research, news stories, and more that BIMI's network is part of here! 

BCCP Showcase Spring 2024

Save the date for BIMI's Cultures and Communities Project student showcase on Friday, March 15, from 1-5 pm at IGS library (109 Philosophy Hall).

BIMI Cultures and Communities Project (BCCP)endeavor to showcase the rich history and traditions of diasporic communities in California and educate the public about their history/culture and aims at looking deeper into reframing different ways in which belonging can manifest.

Come and join us for the research presentations of our amazing undergraduate students from UC Berkeley, Merced, and Santa Barbara!

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BIMI's 2023 Annual Report

We are excited to share our 2023 Annual Report with you! Over the past year, we have advanced our mission to research, train, and engage the public in migration matters including through: Berkeley Cultures & Communities Program, Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods, Immigration Voting Rights Event, Policy Briefs, and more! We hope you will take the time to explore our last year of achievements, which are only possibly thanks to the support of our student, faculty and community affiliates.

Spring 2024 Migration Courses

As the Spring semester approaches, BIMI has curated list Migration related courses to take this upcoming semester! Delve into migration/immigration discourse in these amazing classes some of whom are taught by BIMI affiliates.  

Forced Migration - TU, TH 2:00 pm - 3:29 pm

Immigrants and Immigration as U.S. History - TU, TH 3:30 pm - 4:59 pm

The Politics of Immigration - TU, TH 11:00 am - 12:29 pm

Immigration and Citizenship - TU, TH 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm

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The Interdisciplinary Immigration Workshop

IIW meets every two weeks during the academic year so members can share work-in-progress about any aspect of research on migration/immigration. It welcomes contemporary and historical research on migration, immigrants and their children, in the US and around the world. We warmly encourage participation from diverse disciplinary and methodological approaches. The workshop is open to any researcher at UCB—grad students, faculty, staff, post-docs, and visiting scholars.

The Interdisciplinary Immigration Workshop is facilitated by Professors Irene Bloemraad and Cybelle Fox of the Department of Sociology. The workshop is grateful for funding from the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE).

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The California Exodus News Feature

Watch this news interview featuring our founding director, Irene Bloemraad on KSHB 41. She discusses the California Exodus, the large migration of people out of California, and how the decrease in population may actually bring more opportunities to largely populated cities.