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Chunjie Zhang's Paper Released in Cambridge's European Review

April 01, 2020

Global Migration Center Affiliate Chunjie Zhang's paper, "Remembering Colonialism and Encountering Refugees: Decolonization in Jenny Erpenbeck’s Go, Went, Gone" was recently published online in Cambridge University's journal European Review. From the abstract:

Working Paper by Zachariah Rutledge Released

March 27, 2020

A new working paper by GMC Graduate Student Affiliate Zachariah Rutledge has been released. The paper discusses the future of the agricultural labor market in an increasingly digitized world and makes note of migration as a solution to agricultural labor shortages in developed countries. 

Read the paper here:

IZA Discussion Paper Released

March 23, 2020

Global Migration Center affiliates Giovanni Peri, Derek Rury, and Justin C. Wiltshire have released a new IZA discussion paper, The Economic Impact of Migrants from Hurricane Maria.

Hiring for Program Director Position

March 20, 2020

We are looking to hire a Program Director for the UC Davis Global Migration Center, starting on June 1st, 2020. 

The Director will have a key role in the core activities of the center, which include research, grant writing and management, policy action, outreach, and training.

The ideal candidate will be a person with a master in Public Policy or International Affairs or a JD or similar degrees, with expertise and possibly some experience in US immigration and US immigration policies.

Caitlin Patler's Paper, "'Citizens but for Papers'..." featured in Social Problems

March 04, 2020
GMC Affiliate Caitlin Patler's paper "'Citizens but for Papers:' Undocumented Youth Organizations, Anti-Deportation Campaigns, and the Reframing of Citizenship" was recognized by Social Problems, a top-rated sociology journal, as a "high impact article". It was also recognized as having been the second most cited article of 2018-2019.

Giovanni Peri's article "Immigrant Swan Song" featured by the IMF

March 02, 2020

Giovanni Peri's article on the effects of immigration on the labor markets and population growth rates of the Global North was featured in the International Monetary Fund's magazine F&D. The article also was paired with a brief podcast available online. The content featured in the article ties into last week's Immigration Fact which noted the net decrease in immigration rates and low-skilled immigration in the United States. 

Giovanni Peri featured in BBC's Business Daily

March 02, 2020

Global Migration Center director Giovanni Peri was featured today in BBC's Business Daily podcast where he discussed the impact of tighter immigration policies on the U.S. labor market. The content discussed in the podcast relates to last week's Immigration Fact, which noted the net decline of immigration in general and especially among low-skilled individuals in the United States.

Listen to the podcast here.

Immigration Facts

February 24, 2020
A crucial impediment to constructive debate and discussion about immigration is the severe lack of knowledge about and acknowledgement of the facts, numbers and trends related to immigration. Many either do not know the facts about immigration, or choose to ignore the relevant numbers and trends. Our new series, Immigration Facts, aims to shine a light on one simple quantitative statistic in each installment, presenting it cleanly with quality data sources to back it up.

Robert Irwin and Lizbeth De La Cruz featured in KPBS' Only Here Podcast

February 19, 2020

Humanizing Deportation and the Playas de Tijuana Mural Project, respectively run by Global Migration Center staff member Robert Irwin and Graduate Student Affiliate Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana are both being featured in this week's episode of "Only Here", a podcast run by San Diego's KPBS focusing on stories from the US-Mexican border.

Listen here.