MRC Faculty Symposium

Migration research culster

Event Date

International Center, Room 3119 | UC Davis

Poster In the MRC Faculty Symposium, the associates of the research cluster will present their research in a compact and thought-provoking way. Brief presentations will reflect the multi-disciplinary nature of the group and will be accessible to scholars of immigration across fields. They will touch economic, social, legal, and political themes linked to migration as well as historical and human-cultural ways of looking at this phenomenon.

All interested faculty and graduate students are encouraged to attend. The goal of the conference is to cross-fertilize ideas for present and future research on the phenomenon of migration which is a defining social force in our time.

Registration closes on October 26 at 5pm.


11:45AM-12:15 PM


12:15-2:00 PM



  • Katherine Eriksson, Assistant Professor, Economics Immigrant enclaves in the US and their outcomes
  • Luis Guarnizo, Professor, Human Ecology
    Migration, Racialization, and Inequality
  • David Kyle, Associate Professor, Sociology
    Talent, creativity andmobility
  • Robyn Rodriguez, Associate Professor, Asian American Studies
    Migrant laborers and the law
  • Ashish Shenoy, Assistant Professor, Agriculture andResource Economics
    Seasonal migration in Bangladesh
  • J. Edward Taylor, Professor, Agriculture and Resource Economics
    Declining farm labor supply in California


2:00-2:15 PM


2:15-3:45 PM


  • Jacob Hibel, Associate Professor, Sociology
    Local migration trends and access to special education 
  • Robert Irwin, Professor, Spanish and Portuguese 
    Deportation narratives
  • Caitlin Patler, Assistant Professor, Sociology
    Immigration, detention anddeportation
  • Giovanni Peri, Professor, Economics
    Impact of deportations on crime and the economy
  • Cecilia Tsu, Associate Professor, History
    Refugee resettlement in Reagan Era

3:45-4:00 PM


4:00-5:45 PM


  • Erin Hamilton, Associate Professor, Sociology
    Impact of immigration policies on children
  • Kevin Johnson, Dean, School of Law
    Effects of DACA
  • Philip Martin, Professor Emeritus, Agriculture and Resource Economics
    Agricultural Guest Workers Program
  • Jeannette Money, Associate Professor, Political Science
    Naturalization of immigrants 
  • Santiago Perez, Assistant Professor, Economics
    Intergenerationalmobility of immigrants
  • Joanna Regulska, Professor, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies
    Practices of Place-Making in Displacement: Memory and Livelihoods of Internally Displaced Persons in Georgia

5.45 PM



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