MRC Faculty Symposium

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International Center, Room 3119 | UC Davis

PosterIn 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 is now closed.


11:45AM-12:30 PM


12:30-2:00 PM



  • Giovanni Peri, Professor, Economics
    Impact of deportations on crime and the economy
  • Luis Guarnizo, Professor, Human Ecology
    Migration, Racialization, and Inequality
  • David Kyle, Associate Professor, Sociology
    Talent, creativity and mobility
  • Robyn Rodriguez, Professor, Asian American Studies
    Migrant laborers and the law
  • Ashish Shenoy, Assistant Professor, Agriculture and Resource Economics
    Seasonal migration in Bangladesh

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 and deportation
  • Katherine Eriksson, Assistant Professor, Economics 
    Immigrant enclaves in the US and their outcomes
  • Cecilia Tsu, Associate Professor, History
    Refugee resettlement in Reagan Era

3:45-4:00 PM


4:00-5:30 PM


  • Erin Hamilton, Associate Professor, Sociology
    Impact of immigration policies on children
  • Kevin Johnson, Dean, School of Law
    Effects of DACA
  • Jeannette Money, Professor, Political Science
    Naturalization of immigrants 
  • Santiago Perez, Assistant Professor, Economics
    Intergenerational mobility 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

5.30 PM



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