All Past Events

Debunking Deportation Myths

As US policymakers struggle to find a policy solution to address the restrictions on legal immigration that lead to undocumented immigration, deportations have become a reality affecting lives of millions of immigrants and local communities.
  • Student Community Center
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Between the Ottomans and the Entente: The First World War in the Syrian and Lebanese Diaspora, 1908-1925

In this talk, Assistant Professor Stacy Fahrenthold examines the politics of Syrian and Lebanese migration during the First World War. Examining how empires at war—from the Ottomans to the French—claimed emigrants abroad as part of the state-building process, Fahrenthold argues they transformed this diaspora into an epicenter for Arab nationalist politics.
  • Andrews Conference Room 2203 SSH | UC Davis
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Practices of Place-making in Displacement: Memory and Livelihoods of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Georgia

In this project, Professor Joanna Regulska argues that IDPs use memory, acts of ‘re-membering’, in order to attain and maintain a state of mobility. She explores the relationship between memory and place-making (a practice of building ties with a place). She focuses on the agency of displaced persons as they act to overcome the experience of dis-placement and retain or regain the symbolic ties to home and homeland through their memories.  
  • Andrews Conference Room 2203 SSH | UC Davis
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Italians in the Americas

Italians were the largest contributors to the rise in Southern European immigration that took place at the turn of the 20th century in the US. Assistant Professor Santiago Pérez compares the economic performance of Italians in Argentina and the US, the two largest destination countries during the age of mass migration.
  • Andrews Conference Room 2203 SSH | UC Davis
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Housing Boom and Impact on Labor Market Outcomes

This paper by Yaxi Chen approaches the impact of China's booming housing market in the past 15 years, with a focus on the impact of the capital crowding out effect on other productive sector, and possible labor reallocation across different sectors.
  • Andrews Conference Room 2203 SSH | UC Davis
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Governing Ethnicized and Economized 'Migrant Subjects': 'Migrant Entrepreneurs' from Turkey in Vienna

Alev Çakır will give an overview of her doctoral work that analyzes the governing of 'migrant entrepreneurship', taking the example of türkiyeli (coming from Turkey) entrepreneurs, in Austria by both, policies and 'migrant entrepreneurs' themselves. She investigates issues on neoliberal economization and ethnicization of the 'migrant subject' by discussing the role of intersectional power relations and the political embeddedness of these processes.
  • 1131 SS&H Gold Conference Room | UC Davis
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"The Short-Run Impacts of Immigration on Native Workers: A Sectoral Approach"

This paper by Zach Rutledge provides empirical estimates of the short-run impacts of immigration on the employment opportunities of US-born workers based on a novel sectoral approach. It will focus on six economic sectors with low skill requirements and high shares of immigrant workers based on panel data at the metropolitan area-year level of aggregation.
  • 2203 SS&H Andrews Conference Room | UC Davis
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The Economic Effects of Youth Drain

In this paper, Giuseppe Ippedico exploits a sudden increase in emigration of young and educated Italian citizens during the period 2010-2015 and analyzes its effects on firm creation, local productivity, and innovation.
  • 1131 SS&H Gold Conference Room | UC Davis
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The Humanizing Deportation Archive: History, Methods, Preliminary Observations

SEMINAR CANCELED: Professor Robert Irwin's presentation outlines the Humanizing Deportation team's collaborative research method, summarizes the experiences of their multi-institutional fieldwork and production team, and highlights some of the key issues raised by their community storytellers.
  • Andrews Conference Room 2203 SSH | UC Davis
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