Seminar

Practices of Place-making in Displacement: Memory and Livelihoods of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Georgia

In this project, 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. 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, 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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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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Immigration and Economic Performance Across Fifty U.S. States from 1980-2015

The fifty US states experienced diverse increases in immigration since 1980 but shared a similar institutional framework, which allows Tim Kane and Zach Rutledge to assess the impact of immigration on several macro-level variables of economic performance. They use data from a variety of public sources and the popular shift-share instrument to isolate exogenous variation in migration by state and decade since 1980.
  • 2203 SS&H Andrews Conference Room | UC Davis
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