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 Bloemraad, Cybelle 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).
During every workshop, we will discuss two papers, each no more than 25 double-spaced pages in length. These papers 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 one week before the workshop meets to allow all participants ample time to read the work-in-progress thoroughly. This fall we will meet in person almost every other Monday from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. The specific dates for Fall 2021 semester are:
9/13 (via Zoom)
10/4 (hybrid; 420 Social Sciences Building)
10/18 (modality TBD)
11/1 (modality TBD)
11/15 (modality TBD)
11/29 (modality TBD)
Email Nadia Almasalkhi at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the workshop listserv.
Units and Requirements: You can attend the workshop without officially enrolling, but graduate students are encouraged to register for this 1 unit P/NP class through the Sociology department. Enrollment helps justify the budget and course to the department. In order to pass, you are required to either:
come to most sessions, OR
present a work in progress, OR
act as a discussant for one of the papers.
The course number for Fall 2021 is CCN 15044.
Ming Hsu Chen
Boroka Bo - “Tell me who's your neighbor and I will tell you how much time you've got: the spatial-temporal consequences of residential segregation”
Katherine Kunz - "How does the program, Projekt DA-SEIN, create a home for asylum-seekers who have arrived in Basel, Switzerland?"
Irene Bloemraad & Cybelle Fox - Professionalization session on writing, publishing, and networking/marketing your work
Nadia Almasalkhi - "Non-Participation in the Syrian Diaspora for Arab Spring (Intro, Lit Review, Background + Methods)"
Isabel Garcia-Valdivia - "'¿Por qué se asustan? (Why are they scared?)': The Effects of Immigration Enforcement in Late Adulthood"
Ethan Roubenoff - "Quantifying Access to Immigrant-Serving Nonprofits"
Johanna Schenner - "H-2A workers in California agriculture"
Stephanie Peng - "The Role of Partisanship in Immigration Judges' Decision Making."
Daimeon Shanks - “Rationalizing Regulation: Irregular Immigration Policymaking in the Shadow of Dysfunction.”
Irene Bloemraad - "Immigrant Organizations and protests in the 1950s to 1990s"
Melanie Plascenia - "Aging on the Hudson: A Pan-Latinx Migration History"
Mitzia Martinez - "From Illegalized to Legalized: A Study on Immigrants that Undergo Legalization"
Adriana Ramirez - “La Promesa Nacional:” Young Return Migrants Negotiating Membership in Oaxaca, Mexico
Discussants: Luis Tenorio
Luis Tenorio - "How Legal Organizations Shape Incorporation of Central American Unaccompanied Minors"
Andy Chang - Introduction to Dissertation
Nallely Mejia - "Mexican Immigrant Couples and Food Negotiations Through Life Events"
Andrea Gonzalez -"Can We Use the Mexican Labor Force Survey to understand the characteristics of Mexican migrants?"
Alein Haro- "How Experiences and Perceptions of Immigration Policies Shape Mental Health Among Day Laborers in the East Bay"
Carlos Schmidt-Padilla - "The Returned: Repatriations, Elections, and Policy Polarization in El Salvador"
Katherine Kunz - "An Ethnographic Study of Asylum-Seeking and Home in Basel, Switzerland "
Willow- "Transitude: Trans* Perspectives on Immigration Detention"
Johanna Schenner- "Experiences of (unlawful) Employment Conditions by Undocumented and Guest Workers in the California Strawberry Industry"
Nadia Almasalkhi - "Transnational Political Engagement in the U.S.-based Syrian Diaspora."
Michelle Phillips - Racialization of the Servent
Paco Martin Del Campo - The Role of Latina Workers in Industrial Workers' Movements in the USA
Mao-Mei Liu - Developing Survey Questions for Comparative Study on Immigrant Aging
Andy Scott Chang - Buying Jobs and Selling Resumes
Luis Tenorio - Time and Shifting Immigration Contexts: The Legal Cases of Central American Unaccompanied Minors under the Obama and Trump Administrations
Julia Glathe - Social Constructions of Immigration as Political Object in Russian Expert Discourse
Michelle Phillips - Dissertation Chapter
Claudia S. Wilopo - Bordering Practices in Switzerland
Adriana Ramirez - “La Promesa Nacional:” Returning Migrant Youth and Young Adults Negotiating Membership in Oaxaca, Mexico
Salomé Ragot - Media Representation of Detention Facilities
Andrea - Using Longitudinal Surveys in Mexico with a Focus on Migrants' Gender
Kevin Lee - Social Policy and Immigrant Worker Health
Nalley Mejia - TBA
Alein Haro - Immigrant Health and Policy
Katherine Kunz - How Refugees Understand Home (empirical chapter from the dissertation)
Angela S. Garcia - Enduring Immigrant "Illegality": Time, Waiting, and the State in Cross-Border Perspective
Discussant: Isabel Garcia
Mao Mei Liu - Enduring Family Migration Networks Across the Life Course: The Case of Senegal
Discussant: Paco Martin del Capo
Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez - "Los Hijos Son La Riqueza Del Pobre:" Domestic and International Child Migration, Mexican Agricultural Child Labor, and the Legal Right to Education, 1940-1960.
Discussant: Stephen A. Rosenbaum
Rocio Rosales - Fruteros: Street Vending, Illegality, and Transforming Ethnic Communities in Los Angeles
Discussant: Nallely Mejia
Alicia Sheares - Attitudes on Undocumented Immigrants
Discussant: Luis Tenorio
Luis Tenorio - Law and Society Piece on Unaccompanied Minors and Detention
Discussant: Pauline White Meeusen
Kevin Lee - Employer-Sponsored Insurance Among Immigrant Workers
Discussant: Mao-Mei Liu
Nadia Almasalkhi - Research Plan
Discussant: Katherine Kunz
Katherine Kunz - Church-Based Refugee Programs and Swiss Integration Policy
Discussant: Nadia Almasalkhi
Willow and Maddy Kane - Resilience Narratives: Mutual Support Groups and Healing Post-Release from ICE Detention
Discussant: Kevin Lee
Nallely Mejia -
Discussant: Alicia Sheares
Pauline White Meeusen - Social media
Discussant: Maddy Kane
Isabel Garcia - The Effects of Legal Status on Older Mexican Migrants in the U.S. and Mexico
Discussant: Nallely Mejia
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
Isabel Garcia Valdivia - Older Adult Immigrant Aging
Discussant: Adriana Ramirez
Irene Bloemraad - "Immigrants and Social Movements” book proposal
Discussant: Brendan Shanahan
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
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
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
Clara Turner - Economic Impacts of Naturalization on Young Immigrants
Nadia Almasalkhi - Syrian American Civic Engagement (MA Proposal)
Discussant: Paco Martín del Campo