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Interdisciplinary Immigration Workshop

Interdisiciplinary Immigration Workshop

The Interdisiciplinary Immigration Workshop meets every two weeks during the academic year so members can share work-in-progress about any aspect of research on migration/ immigration. Chaired by Professors Irene Bloemraad and Christina Mora, the workshop is open to graduate students, post-docs, faculty and visiting researchers. Undergraduates completing a senior thesis have also joined our discussions. Members read circulated work, offer feedback and, depending on demand, can shop a paper, grant proposal, dissertation chapter, or other in-progress work. Early drafts of work circulated in the workshop have gone on to win major awards for ‘best book,’ ‘best published article,’ ‘best student paper’ and a variety of grant and fellowship competitions. For more information, contact Professor Bloemraad at



Schedule 2018

April 30th:
Presenter: Alicia Sheares - Attitudes towards Providing Undocumented Immigrants with Pathways towards Citizenship among Blacks and Whites
Discussant: Jae Kim
Presenter: Jasmijn Slootjes - Ethnic Minority Health and Employment - Ethnic Differences in the Protective Effect of Close Social Ties
Discussant: Alicia Sheares


April 16th:
Presenter: Isabel Garcia - Aging Immigrants: The Effects of Legal Status and Old Age on Mexican-Origin Immigrants
Discussant: Rebecca Franklin
Presenter: Jae Kim - Prejudice against Invisible Refugees: Partisanship and Inter-group Relations in South Korea
Discussant: Marine Haddad


April 2nd:
Presenter: Boroka Bo - Limbo and Fast-Forward: The Costs and Health Effects of Differing Temporal Regimes
Discussant: Jasmijn Slootjes
Presenter: Dani Carillo - Navigating Aid: Latinx Immigrants Accessing Services in a Post Welfare Reform Era
Discussant: Andy Chang 


March 12th: 
Lecture by prof. Roberto Gonzales (Harvard University)


February 26th:

Caitlin Patler - Blurring the Borders of Stigma: Socioeconomic Reintegration among Noncitizens following Imprisonment
Discussant: Isabel Garcia 

Mao-Mei Liu - Immigrant Integration in Urban South-Africa
Discussant: Boroka Bo


February 12th: 
Rebecca Franklin - Micro and Macro Boundaries; Black High-Tech Professionals Creating Common Ground
Discussant: Caitlin Patler
Marine Haddad - Determinants of Overseas Migration to Mainland France: A Multilevel Approach
Discussant: Mao-Mei Liu

January 29th: 
Andy Chang - The Regulatory Brokerage State in Indonesia's Migration Infrastructure
Discussant: Dani Carillo






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