Past Workshops

Spring 2009 Workshop Meeting Schedule

The workshop schedule for the Spring 2009 semester follows below. All interdisciplinary workshop meetings are on Fridays, 1-2:30pm, in 420 Barrows (the sociology department library room, behind the department office), unless otherwise specified.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 — 12 noon
Co-sponsored talk with the Warren Institute.

"The Labor Market Impact of State-Level Immigration Legislation"
by Lucas Ronconi, Post-Doctoral Fellow

This paper uses the Current Population Survey monthly files to assess the effect of state-level sanctions against employers hiring undocumented workers on the labor market. Such provisions were introduced by several states during 2007 and 2008. The findings show substantial effects on the composition of employment, across groups defined by race and citizenship status. »Download the flyer

January 30, 2009

"A Weird Superficial Sense of Superiority": A Review of the Literature on the Function of Brokering by Children in Immigrant Families
by Joanna Doran

February 13, 2009

Sarah Gardin (UCB political science), presenting a paper on Serbia and Croatia as sending countries (discussant: Joanna Doran)
Maria Rendon (Harvard sociology), presenting a paper on Latinos' transition to adulthood, school and work (discussant: Luisa Farah Schwartzman)

February 27, 2009

Els de Graauw (Harvard KSG post-doc, political science), presenting a paper on nonprofit organizations and immigrant integration in San Francisco (discussant: Charlotte Chang)
Jane Cho (UCB history), presenting a paper on Korean international students in the U.S. as migrants and immigrants (discussant: Phil Wolgin)

March 12, 2009 — 5:00 pm

Co-sponsored by the Colloquium on Race, Ethnicity and Immigration.

Special presentation by Alejandro Portes

A formal talk with time for questions and answers, and light refereshments to follow.

Dr. Portes will also participate at the Berkeley Journal of Sociology conference on Friday, March 13th, which all workshop members are welcome to attend as well.

March 20, 2009

Esperanza Sanchez (UCB social work), presenting a paper on transnational social relations (discussant: Laura Lopez Sanders)
Rebecca Hamlin (UCB political science), presenting a paper on the response to Chinese asylum seekers in the U.S., Canada, and Australia

April 3, 2009

Luisa Farah Schwartzman (Wisconsin sociology), presenting a paper on the categorization of immigrants and their descendants in the U.K. (discussant: Loan Le)
Graham Hill (UCB sociology), presenting a paper on the newly created Ministry of Immigration in France (discussant: Rebecca Hamlin)

April 17, 2009

Jason Davis (UCB demography, geography), presenting a paper on migrant children's education in Guatemala (discussant: Esperanza Sanchez)
Morris Levy (UCB political science), presenting a paper on Arizona's employer sanction law (discussant: Ming Chen)

May 1, 2009

Co-sponsored conference with ISSC.

Presentation by Irene Bloemraad's research team on their most recent Russell Sage Foundation project.

May 8, 2009

Laura Lopez Sanders (Stanford sociology), presenting a paper on migrants' labor market incorporation and churches in the U.S. South (discussant: Jane Cho)
Ming Chen (UCB law, JSP), presenting a paper on bilingual education policy in the U.S. (discussant: Morris Levy)

May 15, 2009

Paola Suarez (visiting scholar, IGS), presenting a paper on Mexican/Latino organizations in the Bay Area (discussant: Jason Davis)
End of the year party!


Immigration Workshop - Berkeley, CA 94720