Making Connections: International Migration Section Mini-Conference

Schedule of Events

9:00am – 9:30am Continental Breakfast
9:30am – 10:45am Session 1 Roundtables: Research Challenges and Professional Development
10:45am – 11:15am Break
11:15am – 12:30pm Session 2 Roundtables: Topics in Migration Research
12:30pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 2:15pm Luncheon Keynote panel
2:15pm – 2:45pm Break
2:45pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Keynote panel
4:00pm – 6:00pm Reception: Raffle proceeds will benefit the Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition

Notes from
the conference

Keynote Panels:

Luncheon Keynote panel: (How) Can Social Scientists Affect Future Immigration Policy?

1:00 – 2:15 PM

Afternoon Keynote panel: Comparative Migration & Integration: Empirical and Conceptual Contributions beyond the US

2:45 – 4:00 PM


Session 1: Migration Research Challenges and Professional Development

9:30 – 10:45am

  1. How to run large team projects (across disciplines, places)
    Phil Kasinitz (CUNY), David Fitzgerald (UCSD), Helen Marrow (Rapporteur)
  2. How to publish a book
    Peggy Levitt (Wellesley), Kate Wahl (Stanford U Press), Ken Haig (Rapporteur)
  3. Successfully employing mixed methods
    Patricia Fernandez-Kelly (Princeton), Monica McDermott (Stanford), Joanna Doran (Rapporteur)
  4. Measuring "integration"
    Richard Alba (CUNY; Albany), Miri Song (Kent, United Kingdom), Catherine S. Bueker (Rapporteur)
  5. Finding, creating & using survey data on immigrants
    Taeku Lee (UCB), Susan Brown (UCI), Mytoan Nguyen (Rapporteur)
  6. Funding -- writing successful grant proposals
    Aixa Citrón-Vélez (Russell Sage Foundation), Katharine Donato (Vanderbilt), Natasha Warikoo (Rapporteur)
  7. How to talk to journalists about immigration
    Dowell Myers (USC), Audrey Singer (Brookings), Maria Medvedeva (Rapporteur)
  8. The job market – tips and advice
    Tomas Jimenez (Stanford), Jody Agius Vallejo (USC), Tomas Jimenez (Rapporteur)
  9. IRB/ Human subjects for migration research
    Rob Smith (CUNY), Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo (USC), Hernan Ramirez (USC), (Rapporteur)

Session 2: Substantive Topics in Migration Research

11:15 – 12:30pm

  1. New destinations and local migration politics
    Rubén Hernández-León (UCLA), Sara Curran (U Washington), Helen Marrow (Rapporteur)
  2. Immigrants, collective action & civic/political engagement
    Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo (USC), Lisa Martinez (Denver), Dina Okamoto (UCD), Catherine S. Bueker (Rapporteur)
  3. Culture and immigration
    Michèle Lamont (Harvard), Mario Small (Chicago), Natasha Warikoo (Rapporteur)
  4. Education and immigration
    Min Zhou (UCLA), Vivian Louie (Harvard), Norma Fuentes-Mayorga (Rapporteur)
  5. Religion and immigration
    Peggy Levitt (Wellesley), Wendy Cadge (Brandeis), R. Stephen Warner (UIC), Weishan Huang (Rapporteur)
  6. The 2nd generation and inequality
    Phil Kasinitz (CUNY), Richard Alba (CUNY; Albany), Jennifer Lee (UCI), Jody Agius Vallejo (Rapporteur)
  7. Race, ethnicity and immigration
    Frank Bean (UC Irvine), John Skrentny (UCSD), Wendy Roth (Rapporteur)
  8. Mexican migration
    David Fitzgerald (UCSD), Rob Smith (Baruch-CUNY), Filiz Garip (Rapporteur)
  9. Refugees
    Silvia Pedraza (U Michigan), Steve Gold (Michigan State), Nazli Kibria (Boston U), Richard Smith (Rapporteur)
  10. National migration policy
    Kitty Calavita (UCI), Mae Ngai (Columbia), Joanna Doran (Rapporteur)
  11. Immigrant families
    Nancy Landale (Penn State), Angie Chung (Albany), Maria Medvedeva (Rapporteur)