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Interdisciplinary Immigration Workshop

The Interdisciplinary 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. It welcomes contemporary and historical research on migration, immigrants and their children, in the US and around the world. The workshop is open to any researcher at UCB—grad students, faculty, staff, post-docs—as well as visiting scholars on campus for the semester. The Interdisciplinary Immigration Workshop is facilitated by Irene BloemraadCybelle Fox, and G. Cristina Mora of the Department of Sociology, but we warmly encourage participation from diverse disciplinary and methodological approaches. The workshop is grateful for funding from the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE).

Workshop Layout 

During every workshop, we will discuss two papers no more than 25 pages in length (they can range from research proposals to articles in preparation for publication). One discussant/respondent will be in charge of providing detailed comments for each paper, and all workshop members can provide additional feedback. Papers are sent out the Monday before the workshop meets to allow all participants ample time to read through the work in progress. Light lunch is usually provided. During the semester IIW will meet almost every other Monday from 12:00 to 1:30PM at 420 Barrows. The specific dates are:

Spring 2019 Schedule

February 11:
Jae Kim - Varieties of Linked Fate: How Asian and African American Political Elites Talked about Solidarity
Discussant: Isabel Garcia Valdivia

Esther Cho - A Source of Sanctuary or Shame? The Duality of the Korean Ethnic Church in the Lives of Undocumented Korean
Discussant: Jae Kim

February 25:
Isabel Garcia Valdivia - Older Adult Immigrant Aging
Discussant: Adriana Ramirez

Irene Bloemraad - "Immigrants and Social Movements” book proposal
Discussant: Brendan Shanahan

March 11:
Adriana Ramirez - The Mexican Dream: Returning Migrant Youth's Adaptation Experience in Oaxaca, Mexico
Discussant: Mao-Mei Liu

Paco Martin del Campo - Preventing Precedent: Black and Latinx Farmworkers, the Communist Party, and the Law in the U.S. West During the Strike Wave of 1933-34
Discussant: Ivon Padilla-Rodriguez

April 1:
Alein Haro - Public Attitudes: Expanding Medicaid Access to Undocumented Californians
Discussant: Paco Martin del Campo

Andy Chang - Transnational Labor Market Fields: Stratification of Gender and Occupation in International Migration from Indonesia
Discussant: Antonia Mardones Marshall

April 15:
Mao-Mei Liu - Trauma and Migration over the Life Cycle
Discussant: Esther Cho

Dani Carillo - In the fight for public healthcare, we need to include immigrants
Discussant: TBD

April 29:
Clara Turner - Economic Impacts of Naturalization on Young Immigrants
Discussant: TBD

Nadia Almasalkhi - Syrian American Civic Engagement (MA Proposal)
Discussant: Paco Martín del Campo

Fall 2018 Schedule

August 27:
Guest speaker: Emily Ryo - Researching Immigration Enforcement
September 19:
Shai Tagner - The Evolution of Israel's Asylum Regime (1948-2017)
Discussant: Pauline White Meeusen
Isabel Garcia Valdivia - Aging Immigrants: The Effects of Legal Status on Older Adult Mexican Immigrants
Discussant: Esther Cho
October 1:
Pauline White Meeusen - The Refugee Rights Movement in the U.S.
Discussant: Mao-Mei Liu
Jae Kim - Minority Coalition Formation between SF, Seattle, and Vancouver 1960s-1970s
Discussant: Dani Carillo
October 15:
Esther Cho - Intergroup Understandings and Boundaries among Mexican and Korean Undocumented Young Adults
Discussant: Antonia Mardones Marshall
Brendan Shanahan - Professional Licensing Restrictions and How they Apply to Immigrants
Discussant: Jae Kim
November 5:
Antonia Mardones Marshall - Becoming Afro-Chileans: Authenticity and Boundary Construction in Chile's Northern Frontier
Discussant: Adriana Ramirez
Mao-Mei Liu - Sub-Saharan African Migrations (DR Congo, Senegal, Ghana) to Europe
November 19:
Guest speaker: Cecilia Menjivar
December 3:
Adriana Ramirez & Kim Burke - Aboloshing the Myth of the Two-Armed State
Discussant: Isabel Garcia Valdivia
G. Cristina Mora - Latino Census Politics
Discussant: Brendan Shanahan

Spring 2018 Schedule

January 29:
Andy Chang - The Regulatory Brokerage State in Indonesia's Migration Infrastructure
Discussant - Dani Carillo
February 12:
Rebecca Franklin - Micro and Macro Boundaries; Black High-Tech Professionals Creating Common Ground
Discussant: Catlin Patler
Marine Haddad - Determinants of Overseas Migration to Mainland France: A Multilevel Approach
Discussant: Mao-Mei Liu
February 26:
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
March 12:
Guest speaker: Roberto Gonzales (Harvard University)
April 2:
Boroka Bo - Limbo and Fast-Forward: The Costs and Health Effects of Differing Temporal Regimes
Discussant: Jasmijn Slootjes
Dani Carillo - Navigating Aid: Latinx Immigrants Accessing Services in a Post Welfare Reform Era
Discussant: Andy Chang
April 16:
Isabel Garcia - Aging Immigrants: The Effects of Legal Status and Old Age on Mexican Origin Immigrants
Discussant: Rebecca Franklin
Jae Kim - Prejudice Against Invisible Refugees: Partisanship and Inter-Group Relations in South Korea
Discussant: Marine Haddad
April 30: 
Alicia Sheares - Attitudes towards Providing Undocumented Immigrants with Pathways towards Citizenship among Blacks and Whites
Discussant: Jae Kim
Jasmijn Slootjes - Ethnic Minority Health and Employment: Ethnic Differences in the Protective Effect of Close Social Ties

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