As an interdisciplinary network of researchersand students, BIMI offers an abundance of events, educational discussions, and forums that explores the social, political, legal and economic dynamics of immigration in the Bay Area within global trends of economic mobility, forced migration and family reunification.

We seek a holistic picture of migration that embraces new data-gathering technologies as well as embedded, on-the-ground fieldwork, and which draws on the expertise of faculty, students and the communities we study.