Seminar

The Economic and Political Impacts of Displacement from Hurricane Maria

Faced with a long and uncertain recovery, many Puerto Ricans instead opted to move to the US mainland, where as US citizens they enjoy full rights to work and vote. Using various data sources, including data from FEMA disaster relief applications, Justin Wiltshire shows that rather than spreading uniformly throughout the contiguous states these evacuees tended to cluster heavily in relatively few areas.
  • 2203 SS&H (Andrews Conference Room) | UC Davis
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The Impact of Refugees on Native Students’ Academic Achievement and Post-secondary Education

In this paper, Cynthia van der Werf studies how the largest inflow of refugees in U.S. history –Indochinese refugees at the end of the Vietnam War – affected U.S. children by examining whether native children’s academic achievement was lower in ZIP Codes with higher shares of refugees using the National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS88), the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and U.S. Census data.
  • 2203 SS&H (Andrews Conference Room) | 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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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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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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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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