Spring 2019 Schedule

April 25th -Ikiltezilani Mazehuani (MAPPS Graduate Student-Sociology, University of Chicago)
“Toward Integration? An Analysis of the Effects of DACA on its Recipients
Classics Building, RM 110, 1010 E 59th St, 12:30-1:50pm

May 9th -Patrisia Macías-Rojas  (Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois-Chicago)
“Liberal Policies, Punitive Effects: race, border policing, and the politics of enforcement discretion under Democratic Administrations”
*Co-Sponsored with the Center fo the Study of Race, Politics and Culture and Student Support Services
Classics Building, RM 110, 1010 E 59th St, 12:30-1:50pm

May 15th -Elizabeth Crisostomo (School Based Counselor, MSW, Enlace Chicago)
“1300 Miles to Dilley: Family Detention Practices on the Ground”
School of Social Service Administration, RM WIV, 969 E 60th St, 12:30-1:50pm

May 23rd – Jennifer Chacón (Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law)
“Policing (and) Immigrant Identity”
*Co-Sponsored with Student Support Services, the Center of the Study of Race, Politics and Culture and Student Support Services, and Pozen Family Center for Human Rights
Classics Building, RM 110, 1010 E 59th St, 12:30-1:50pm

Winter 2019 Schedule

Jan 10th -Nicholas Bascuñan-Wiley (PhD Student, Sociology, Northwestern University)  
Patronato: A Palestinian Cosmonational Foodscape
Classics Building, RM 110, 1010 E 59th St, 12:30-1:50pm

Jan 24th -Kara Ross Camarena (Postdoctoral Scholar, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago)
“Social Networks and Public Good Provision among Rohingya Refugees”
Classics Building, RM 110, 1010 E 59th St, 12:30-1:50pm

Feb 7th – Herrica Telus (PhD Candidate, Sociology, University of Illinois-Chicago)
“‘Haitians Are Everywhere but Nowhere:’ Identity Formation among 2nd Generation Haitians in Chicago”
Classics Building, RM 110, 1010 E 59th St, 12:30-1:50pm

Feb 21st – Jonathan Miaz (Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Neuchâtel in the Laboratory for the study of social processes and in the Center for Migration Law)
“Defending Rights, Contesting Policy and/or Transforming Law? Strategies of the Legal Defense of Asylum Seekers in Switzerland”
Classics Building, RM 110, 1010 E 59th St, 12:30-1:50pm

Mar 14 – 16th – Co-Sponsored event with Pozen Family Center for Human Rights
“New Drivers of Migration: Violence and Human Rights in North and Central America”
Roundtable meeting of academics and civil society with the University of Chicago, University of Illinois-Chicago, and El Colegio de México
Location: TBA

Autumn 2018 Schedule

Oct 11th – Jair Pinedo (Dual Masters Candidate, Divinity and SSA)  
“Migration and Ministry in Tijuana and La Ciudad de México: Observations from an Itinerant Minister”
Social Sciences Building, RM 201 (Tea Room), 1126 E 59th St, 12:30-1:50pm

Oct 25th -Samantha Martinez (Mansfield Institute for Social Justice, Roosevelt University)
“Challenges Experienced by Latinx Families Advocating for Special Education Services”
Classics Building, RM 110, 1010 E 59th St, 12:30-1:50pm

Nov 8th – Carly Bertrand (Comparative Human Development, UChicago)
“Understanding Collective Adaptation to External Threat: A Case Study of a Mixed Status Immigrant Community in Chicago”
Rosenwald Hall, RM 329, 1101 E 58th St, 12:30-1:50

Nov 15th – Jennifer Jones (Sociology and Latin American and Latino Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago)
“‘We Don’t Have Any Problems’: Theorizing Racial Status and Intergroup Relations”
Co-Sponsored workshop with the Reproduction of Race an Racial Ideologies Workshop and Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture
CSRPC, 5733 S University Ave, 5:00-6:30pm

Dec 6th -Dec 6- Emily Navarro (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Elmurst College)
“‘We Don’t Take Your Type Here’: The (Broken) Promises of Education for Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth”
Classics Building, RM 110, 1010 E 59th St, 12:30-1:50pm


Spring 2018 Schedule

Jiakai Sheng (History) Thursday, April 5th from 4pm-6pm   
Homeward Bound: The Postwar Repatriation of Japanese Civilians in Shanghai, 1945-1947
In Collaboration with East Asian Transnational Histories Workshop

Angela Garcia (SSA) Tuesday, April 17th 
“Pathways to Local Political Engagement: The Role of Place and Municipal Immigration Law for Undocumented Residents”

Aurora Chang (Asst. Prof. in Education, Loyola U. Chicago)  April 24th
“The Struggles of Identity, Education, and Agency in the Lives of Undocumented Students: The Burden of Hyperdocumentation”

 Jill Jie’En Tan (MAPSS) Tuesday, May 8th
“Eventfulness and Endurance of Exile Tibet as Social Project”

Ashley Cureton Turner (SSA) May 29th
“Patterns of Student Engagement among Muslim Refugee Youth and their Families: The Role of Schools in a Trump Era”

Winter 2018 Schedule

Jan. 16– Xochitl Bada (Latin American & Latino Studies Professor- UIC)

“The North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAALC): The Scope and Limitations of Bilateral Agreements´Ability to Protect Low-Wage Migrant Workers”

Jan. 30– Simca Simpson Lapp (School of Politics & IR- Queen Mary University of London) 

“Translating Migrant Domestic Workers’ Rights from Legal Norms to Daily Life: Implementation, Negotiation and Resistance in Montevideo and Buenos Aires”

Feb. 13– Brian Tuohy (Sociology) 

“On Siting Replenishment: An Ethnographic Examination of the Role of Place in the Incorporation Process”

Feb. 20– Kevin Lee (MAPSS) 

“#EndTransDetention: Organizational Collaborations and Anti-Deportation Advocacy in Santa Ana, California”

Feb. 27– Laila H. Noureldin (Sociology) 

“Identification Assimilation Among American Muslim Immigrant Generations”

Fall 2017 Schedule


Oct. 10 – Welcome Reception

Oct. 17 – Carly Offidani-Bertrand (Comparative Human Development)
“Not my Neighbor: The Pervasive Effects of Deportation on Community Relationships”

Oct. 31 – Angelica Velazquillo (School of Social Service Administration)
“New President, New Policies:  What happens to health seeking behavior for Immigrants without Lawful Status?”

Nov. 14 – Daysi Diaz-Strong (School of Social Service Administration)
“If I had known, I would have gone:”  The Gendered Pathways of the Never Enrolled 1.25 Generation”

Nov. 28 – David Aftab Ansari (Comparative Human Development)
“Clinical Students’ Reflections on Language and Identity in Immigrant Health Services in Paris”
***This workshop will be held in the Tea Room (Social Sciences Building, 2nd Floor)***

Spring 2017 Schedule


April 5– Cecile B. Vigouroux (Visiting Professor in Comparative Human Development)
“Shifting the Gaze: What Sub-Saharan Africa Can Teach us about Language and Migration”

April 19– Franco Bavoni Escobedo (MAPSS)
“Soccer and Translocal Networks of Mexican Immigrants in Chicago”

May 3– Anjanette M. Chan Tack (Sociology PhD)
“Negotiating Boundaries of Indianness: Race, Caste, and Class among South Asian and Caribbean Indian Immigrants in the US”

*May 11– Richard Chu (UMass History Professor) *Co-Sponsored with the U.S. History Workshop
“The Strenuous Decades: Global Crisis and the Transformation of Chinese Society in Asia, 1930-1950”
(Thursday from 4:30-6pm in the John Hope Franklin Room of the Social Sciences Building)

May 17– Sonia Gomez (History PhD) *Co-Sponsored with the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop
“Brides and Bachelors and the Making of Japanese America”

May 24– Jessica H. Darrow (SSA Lecturer)
“Administrative Indentureship and Administrative Inclusion: Institutionally Structured Limits and Potential Opportunities for Client Voice in Refugee Resettlement”


Winter 2017 Schedule


January 11– Susan Gzesh (Executive Director of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights)
“Protection Under the Convention Against Torture: The North American Context”

January 25– Yuna Blajer de la Garza (Political Science PhD)
“Blending in: Comparing Formal and Informal Mechanisms of Inclusion in Mexico and France”

February 15– Guy Emerson Mount (History PhD)
“Soul Food, Stir Fry, and Citizenship: The Transnational Construction of Tom’s Dixie Kitchen in Manila”

*February 22– Special Session with Susan Gzesh (Executive Director of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights)
Discussion: One Month In- Immigration Policy Under the Trump Administration

March 8– Basia D. Ellis (Postdoc in Comparative Human Development)
“The Power of Inclusion: How DACA Transforms the Lives of Undocumented Youth”

Fall 2016 Schedule

Oct. 5– Marcel Anduiza Pimentel (History), “Acapulco and the Opening of the Pacific: Migrants, Maritime Business, and the California Gold Rush, 1848-1852”

Oct. 19– Brian Tuohy (Sociology), “‘If only I had those 9 digits’. Immigrant Incorporation and the Healthcare System”

Nov. 2– Beiyi Hu (Sociology), “The Weight of Categories: Geographically Inscribed Otherness in B Municipality, Sweden”

Nov. 16– Jeffrey Grogger (Irving Harris Professor in Urban Policy, Harris School), “The Generational Progress of Mexican Americans”