Tuesday, June 9, 2009

International Migration Section Mini-Conference: "Making Connections"

New! August 7, 2009: International Migration Section Mini-Conference:
"Making Connections"

Friday, August 7, 2009, 9am - 6pm
(the day before the start of the ASA annual meeting)

Lipman Room, 8th Floor, Barrows Hall, University of California, Berkeley

» Registration for for "Making Connections" is now closed.

The International Migration section is delighted to host the first-ever IM "Making Connections" mini-conference this summer!

Details at: http://www.irle.berkeley.edu/immigration/students/conferences.html

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tuesday, March 3rd

Ordering takeout and discussing ....

Definitions and Data: The case of migrants in the EU

Tuesday, March 3rd
Pilar's condo
email with RSVP or questions

The idea is to discuss migration research related to Europe because:
  1. We often ignore Europe.
  2. There are some crazy difficult problems with defining "migrant" in the European context.
  3. Tim Smeeding just gave a DemSem presentation about new data from annual household surveys conducted in the EU.

Spring 2009 speaker list

A great list of visiting scholars and brown bag presentations compiled by Pilar. The fun starts tomorrow when Bill Fletcher presents at the Havens Center....

  • Feb 25, Wednesday – 4pm
    Bill Fletcher, American Federation of Gov’t Employees “Strangers in a Strange Land: African American-Immigrant Tensions and the Potential for Utility in the 21st Century
    Havens Center Spring 2009 Visiting Scholars Program – 8417 Sewell Social Sciences Building

  • Feb 27, Friday – 12:15pm
    Mytoan Nguyen, “Diasporic Return Migration in Contemporary Vietnam”
    Sociology of Economic Change and Development – 8108 Sewell Social Science Building

  • March 10, Tuesday – 4pm
    Ethel Brooks, Department of Sociology Rutgers University “Production, Reproduction and Citizenship in Transnational Perspective”
    Havens Center Spring 2009 Visiting Scholars Program – 5243 Humanities

  • March 24, Tuesday – 4pm
    Gary Segura, Department of Political Science Standford University “Latino Political Incorporation and an Emerging Democratic Majority? Latinos in the 2008 Presidential Election”
    Havens Center Spring 2009 Visiting Scholars Program – 206 Ingraham Hall

  • March 25, Wednesday – 4pm
    Gary Segura, Department of Political Science Standford University “Immigration and Its Discontents: Evaluating the Cultural, Political and Economic Arguments about Latin American Immigration on Their (De)Merits”
    Havens Center Spring 2009 Visiting Scholars Program – 8417 Sewell Social Science Building

  • March 25, Thursday – 12:30pm
    Gary Segura, Department of Political Science Standford University – Open Seminar
    Havens Center Spring 2009 Visiting Scholars Program – 8108 Sewell Social Science Building

  • April 7, Tuesday – 4pm
    Jorge Duany, Department of Sociology and Anthropology University of Puerto Rico, “The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Changing Settlement Patterns and Cultural Identities”
    Havens Center Spring 2009 Visiting Scholars Program – 206 Ingraham

  • April 8, Wednesday – 4pm
    Jorge Duany, Department of Sociology and Anthropology University of Puerto Rico, “The Dominican Diaspora: A Transnational Perspective”
    Havens Center Spring 2009 Visiting Scholars Program – 8417 Sewell Social Science Building

  • April 9, Thursday – 12:30pm
    Jorge Duany, Department of Sociology and Anthropology University of Puerto Rico – Open Seminar
    Havens Center Spring 2009 Visiting Scholars Program – 8108 Social Science

  • April 13, Monday – Noon
    Mytoan Nguyen, “Diasporas and Economic Transformation: Ethnic Returenees in Vietnam 1988 to 2008”
    Race and Ethnicity Training Seminar – 3470 Social Science

  • April 14, Tuesday – 4pm
    Marc Rodriguez, History and Law at Uniersity of Notre Dame, “The Tejano Diaspora in Action: Texas, Wisconsin, and the Civil and Labor Rights Movement of the 1960s”
    Havens Center Spring 2009 Visiting Scholars Program – 206 Ingraham

  • April 15, Wednesday – 11am
    Marc Rodriguez, History and Law at Uniersity of Notre Dame – Open Seminar
    Havens Center Spring 2009 Visiting Scholars Program – 5243 Humanities

  • April 15, Wednesday – 4pm
    Marc Rodriguez, History and Law at Uniersity of Notre Dame, “The Jury Right in Comparative Context: Reconsidering Hernandez v. Texas”
    Havens Center Spring 2009 Visiting Scholars Program – 7200 Law School

  • April 28, Tuesday – 4pm
    Juan Flores, Latino Studies, New York University, “Coming Home to Roost: Rethinking Diaspora and Cultural Remittances”
    Havens Center Spring 2009 Visiting Scholars Program – 206 Ingraham

  • April 29, Wednesday – 4pm
    Juan Flores, Latino Studies, New York University, “Caribeño Counterstream: Puerto Rican, Dominican and Cuban Diasporas on the Move”
    Havens Center Spring 2009 Visiting Scholars Program – 8417 Sewell Social Science Building

  • April 30, Thursday – 12:20pm
    Juan Flores, Latino Studies, New York University – Open Seminar
    Havens Center Spring 2009 Visiting Scholars Program – 8108 Sewell Social Science Building

  • May 1, Friday –
    Mytoan Nguyen, “Diasporic Return Migration in Contemporary Vietnam”
    Center for Southeast Asian Studies Forum –

  • May 4, Monday – Noon
    Robert Courtney Smith, Immigration Studies and Public Affairs at Baruch College, CUNY, “Horatio Alger Lives in Brooklyn…But Check His Papers”
    Race and Ethnicity Training Seminar – 3470 Social Science

Friday, January 30, 2009

Spring 2009

Stay tuned for updates: we're hoping to schedule three more meetings of the migration group this semester, starting in February.

There are also seminars and presentations happening across campus of relevance to our members.

For details, contact Pilar (Sociology): pilargonalons@gmail.com.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

2nd dinner 10/28 tues at Vientiane Palace on Gorham

WHAT: Im/Migration Dinner

WHERE: Vientiane Restaurant on Gorham

WHEN: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Tues, Oct 28 (we determined his date would allow for Ted's migration seminar students to come straight after class)


David Rangel, Dept of Sociology,
"The National Day of Action and Student Protest"

This paper uses Protest Event Analysis to situate The National Day of Action (The April 10th, 2006 massive nation wide immigration rally) in the context of student protest and to see if the move Walkout, which premiered on March 17, 2006, influenced the massive student protest which emerged in subsequent days. It uses a social movement prospective to understand the movement emgergence but uses Marxism, Neo-Marism, and Immigration as theoretical perspectives to understand the context which lead up and influenced the collective action.

We encourage reading/skimming the main arguments of the paper in advance.


RSVP and Obtain Paper from: David Rangel email at drangel@ssc.wisc.edu.

State Responses to Immigration: A Database of All State Legislation

We are very pleased to release a one-of-a-kind, fully searchable online
database that tracks and catalogues 1,059 bills and resolutions introduced
by state legislators in 2007 to regulate immigrants and immigration. The
State Responses to Immigration Database allows users to search 2007
legislation by state, geographic region, subject area, bill status, and
legislative typology.

Some quick findings:

* State legislators in the 50 states introduced a total of 1,059
immigration-related bills and resolutions in 2007, of which 167 (or 16
percent) were enacted into law. The vast majority of bills proposed in
2007 either expired (33 percent) or remained pending (45 percent) at
year's end without any legislative resolution.

* Bills that regulate employment and expand state and local participation
in immigration enforcement were the most popular topics of 2007
legislation, accounting for 551 bills.

* Measures that expand the rights of immigrants were enacted at a higher
rate (19 percent of 313 bills) than measures that either contract
immigrants' rights (11 percent of 263 bills), regulate employment (10
percent of 237 bills), or relate to law enforcement (11 percent of 264

* States chose to regulate an extremely wide variety of
immigration-related subjects, ranging from measures that penalize
employers who hire unauthorized workers to legislation concerning human
trafficking, and measures that require landlords to verify prospective
tenants' immigration status.

* Bills that expand immigrant rights were the most popular type of measure
introduced in 2007 in states with the largest immigrant populations, such
as California, New York, and Texas. In contrast, bills that contract
immigrant rights were the most popular type of measure introduced in 2007
in states with the fastest-growing foreign-born population, such as South
Carolina and Nevada.

* The top three states to propose immigration measures during the year
were Texas (104 bills), New York (98), and Tennessee (83). But the top
three states that actually passed immigration legislation and saw the
bills signed into law were Hawaii (15), Texas (11), and Arizona (9).

A collaborative project between the Migration Policy Institute and a
research team at the New York University School of Law, the State
Responses to Immigration Database is designed to offer a fine-grained
picture of state legislative immigration-related activity in 2007.

Search the bills by geography, passage or failure, subject area, or an
MPI/NYU typology that determines whether the measures would contract or
expand immigrants' rights, or deal with employment or law enforcement.

To find out more, go to the State Responses to Immigration Database
select a geography, and then choose either legislative typology or a
subject to learn about trends in state immigrant-related legislation in
2007. We strongly encourage you to read about the methodology
we employed to gather and classify immigration-related legislation before
using the tool.

We have posted the 2007 legislation and will add data for 2008, in
addition to 2001-2006 data, in the coming months. This data tool is a
project of MPI's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy. It was
made possible by the generous support from Carnegie Corporation of New

Many people contributed to the development of the State Responses to
Immigration Database. We would like to thank MPI Nonresident Fellow
Cristina Rodriguez (Associate Professor of Law, NYU School of Law) and
Muzaffar Chishti (Director, Migration Policy Institute at NYU School of
Law) who supervised a wonderful research team at NYU. We are grateful to
MPI's Laureen Laglagaron, Michelle Mittelstadt, Michael Fix, Margie
McHugh, and April Siruno for great ideas and the long hours they put into
the tool. We are thankful to the MPI interns for their assistance in doing
spotchecks. Last, but not least, we owe a debt of gratitude to our tech
team, Ethan Andrews and DJ LaChapelle of HiFrontier, who made this tool an
online reality.

We look forward to hearing your feedback.

On behalf of the MPI Data Hub team, thank you.

Jeanne Batalova, Data Manager

Voter Attitudes

With the 2008 elections less than two weeks away, we thought you would be
interested in this overview of Hispanic voter attitudes by Mark Hugo Lopez
and Susan Minushkin of the Pew Hispanic Center:

The articles notes that

* Some 65 percent of Latino registered voters said they identify with or
lean toward the Democratic Party, compared with just 26 percent who
identify with or lean toward the Republican Party.

* Among Hispanic registered voters, 94 percent said they plan to vote in
this year's presidential election.

* In 2004, 47 percent of Latino eligible voters reported having voted in
the presidential election, compared with 60 percent of black eligible
voters and 67 percent of white eligible voters.

For state-by-state information on foreign-born citizen voters, please see
MPI's election profiles: www.migrationpolicy.org/voter_factsheets.php

Monday, September 29, 2008

Critical Perspectives on Hmong Scholarship and Experiences

The Asian American Studies Program presents its 2008-2009 Speakers Series

Critical Perspectives on Hmong Scholarship and Experiences
The focus of the speaker series is to provide a platform for scholars, community leaders, and artists from, and working with, the Hmong community to share their work with the UW-Madison campus and the Madison Hmong community.

Please join us Friday, October 3, 2008 from 2-4 pm in welcoming Dr. Chia Youyee Vang, Assistant Professor of History, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Location: To Be Announced

Please save the following dates for upcoming colloquium events:
October 31, 2008, 2-4 pm
November 21, 2008, 2-4 pm
December 12, 2008, 2-4 pm


Leena Neng Her
Visiting Assistant Professor, Asian American Studies Program

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fall 2008 First Migration Dinner

WHAT: First Migration Meeting/Dinner

LOCATION: Vientiane Palace Restaurant
151 W Gorham St
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-2848

WHEN: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm, Monday, Sept 29, 2008.

Please RSVP

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

List demographics

The Wisconsin Migration Research Group now has 60 subscribers. In Fall 2006, around the time it was formed, there were under 10 subscribers.

A brief skim of the subscribers indicates that at least 9 are faculty (mostly at Wisconsin), many are sociology graduate students. Most of the new requests to be email subscribers are students from Prof. Susan Friedman's seminar on "migration and diaspora" (thanks for circulating the email, Susan!).

Many subscribers have now moved on beyond the borders of Wisconsin to places like New Jersey, San Francisco, parts of Spain, Colorado, Berkeley, and a few current Steering Committee members are on dissertation fellowships to collect data in Turkey and South Korea. There's now a "diaspora" of members, or so to speak.


We'll announce a date for the first dinner gathering, location/date/time to be announced shortly. It will take place in the last week of September.

Meanwhile, everyone who has contacted Mytoan to be subscribed as of today has been added to the list. :)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Grad talk: Transnational migrants and refugees

This is with the SECD brownbag that meets every Friday (not the migration group, though many attendees are also subscribed to the migration group email list)

Sociology of Economic Change and Development Research Seminar:

Presenter: Pilar Gonalons-Pons, Dept of Sociology, UW Madison

“Transnational migrants and refugees. A comparative study of Saharaui and Moroccan transnational practices in Spain”

8108 Sewell Social Science Building
Fri, 9/16

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Fall 2008 Welcome Back to the Wisconsin Migration Research Group

A few of the active participants from the last academic year are away doing international fieldwork (good for them!), but I know there's a handful of new graduates in town who want to be involved in a group that discusses and reads migration/immigrant related research.

1) VOLUNTEERS TO PRESENT? Who wants to present an in-progress paper or research proposal this semester? This is terribly self-interested of me to mention, but I know that I would benefit tremendously from having a chance to talk through some preliminary ideas for projects.

2) STEERING COMMITTEE? Who would be interested in serving on the AY 2008-2009 steering committee? We need to secure a pipeline of new leadership as the old crew is stepping back for others to get more involved. Being on the steering committee is a very low-demand responsibility (it can include volunteering your living room to host meetings, initiating meetings, bringing new members on board, or updating the blog or facebook group, and being the list moderator who adds/deletes email subscribers).

3) BLOG CONTRIBUTORS? Who else would like to be invited to be a blog contributor? Visit http://www.madisonmigration.blogspot.com. I haven't updated it in a while, but there's plenty of opportunities to have a "virtual" presence with the group.

4) FIRST MEETING DATE? We should have one some time in September. Please send a list of preferred times/days of the week (e.g., late afternoons, Fridays; early evenings, Tuesdays, etc.; we can be family friendly!)

Please feel free to share this email with others who aren't currently subscribed to the group's email list.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Poetry Reading: Immigration and Memory - Juan Felipe Herrera

--------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Center for the Humanities <info@humanities.wisc.edu>
Date: Apr 7, 2008 11:55 AM
Subject: Juan Felipe Herrera Humanities NOW Workshop: Immigration and
Memory, April 9, 3pm
To: fujimura@ssc.wisc.edu

The UW-Madison Arts Institute and the Center for the Humanities are
pleased to welcome Juan Felipe Herrera to Madison, April 7-11.

Since Juan Felipe Herrera began writing poetry, plays, and children's
books, his work has been devoted to the politics and identity issues
of immigration in the Latin@ and Chican@ communities. He is best known
for his immensely popular books Super Cilantro Girl/La superniña del
cilantro and Calling the Doves, which won the Ezra Jack Keats award in
1997. He is a poet, performer, writer, cartoonist, teacher, and
activist who draws from real life experiences as well as years of
education to inform his work. His most recent book of poetry, from
which he will perform on April 10, is 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't
Cross the Border.

As part of Herrera's residency he will be leading a workshop on
Immigration and Memory.

Wednesday, April 9, 3 pm
Humanities NOW Forum: "Immigration and Memory"
6191 Helen C. White Hall
600 N. Park St Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the UW-Madison Arts Institute and Center for the
Humanities in partnership with the departments of English,
Communication Arts, Spanish and Portuguese, Theater and Drama, Library
and Information Studies, and the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program,
LACIS (Latin American Caribbean and Iberian Studies), and the Madison
Metropolitan School District.

For more information, contact: Kate Hewson, (608) 263-9290,

Monday, January 7, 2008

Migration Group - Spring 2008

Dear Wisconsin Migration Research Group,

This was a very productive and successful past semester due to the participation of so many of you who have been a "virtual" and "in-person" participant of the research group.

  • We hosted delicious dinners where presenters got to share their in-progress work with a small, intimate group of mostly graduate students in the Social Sciences and Humanities at UW Madison. Thank you to Steering Committee Member Hae Yeon, Dept of Sociology, for hosting these lovely dinners in her beautiful apartment.
  • We have a total of 55 subscribers to the listserve: majority of whom are graduate students (one undergraduate), faculty, and staff at Madison join our listserve and several colleagues overseas and elsewhere.
  • We became part of a nationwide academic Immigration Network comprised of Berkeley, Harvard, UC San Diego, University of Chicago, Georgetown, and Minnesota researchers.
  • Our email group continues to circulate calls for conference papers, reports, and queries relevant to the study of migration/immigrants/public policy/race& ethnicity/methodological issues.
  • Our Facebook.com group currently has 15 members. Search for "Wisconsin Migration Research Group" to join -- anyone can be added.
The Spring 2008 Steering Committee is comprised of:

Hae Yeon Choo, Dept of Sociology
Susan Rottman, Dept of Anthropology
Darlyne Bautista, Southeast Asian Studies Center
Steven Alvardado, Dept of Sociology (currently away at Princeton)
Mytoan Nguyen, Dept of Sociology (currently on leave to do research abroad)
Lynet Uttal, Assoc. Prof of Human Development & Family Studies
Ted Gerber, Prof of Sociology

* Subscribed members can continue to post to: im-migration@ssc.wisc.edu.
* To get on the list, email mnguyen@ssc.wisc.edu (please allow for a few days' turnaround time to be added).

Warm Regards,

Mytoan Nguyen
Steering Committee

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Fall 2007 Presentation Schedule

UPDATES FORTHCOMING (AFTER FINALS!) EMAIL mnguyen@ssc.wisc.edu regarding questions about the Spring Schedule of presenters.

Fall 2007 Reading Group + Presentation Schedule

Thanks! A great big thanks to Hae-Yeon for hosting all the dinner meetings of the migration group this past fall!

Previous Meetings this Fall 2007
* Mon, first week of September 2007, Fair Trade Coffeehouse - planning meeting * Tues, September 25 @ 7:00 pm, Location: Hae-Yeon Choo hosted at her home, Feline presentation * Wed, Oct 10 @ 12 noon, Location: Social Sciences, Havens Center Room 8108, 8th Floor Reading: scanned article on qualitative research methods on Migrant Families, provided by Lynet Uttal
* Tues, October 23 @ 7:00 pm, Location: Home of Hae-Yeon. Food provided by Mytoan. Presenter: Dr. Lynet Uttal, Human Development and Family Studies
Title: TBA
* Wed, November 14@ 11:30 am, Location: Social Sciences, Havens Center Room 8108, 8th Floor, Presenter: Hui-Jung Kim, Dept of Sociology, Topic: TBA
* Tues, November 27@ 7:00 pm, Hae Yeon's home; "International Fieldwork Considerations." A panel of graduate students including Susan Rottman, Anthropology, Hae Yeon Choo, Sociology, and John Zinda, Sociology.

Learn about the ins and outs of doing predissertation and MA fieldwork. Our panel can address their issues collecting data in Germany, Turkey, South Korea, and China. Audience participation and input will be wonderful, too!

To suggest and send recommended readings, please email Jennifer Holland, jaholland@wisc.edu. Files sent electronically along with the citation will help us compile the reading list.
* To volunteer to present your in-progress research on migration, email Luisa Feline Freier, freier@wisc.edu.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tues 10/23 @ 7:00 pm meeting

The fourth meeting of this semester will be at Hae Yeon's home. The abstract is below:

When: Tues October 23, 2007 @ 7:00 pm
Location: RSVP to mnguyen[at]ssc[dot]wisc[dot]edu for a food head count

Latino Immigrant Parents’ Responses to U.S. Childrearing Values and Practices
Lynet Uttal, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Latino immigrant children are being raised by parents who themselves were raised in different cultural contexts. One of the greatest stresses for new immigrant parents is to learn how to integrate the parenting values and practices of the U.S. with their own cultural backgrounds. One of the most significant differences between U.S. childrearing advice and the parenting knowledges of parents from Spanish speaking countries is the child-centric versus the family-centric approach to socialization. At school, children of immigrant parents are taught to be individualistic and competitive. At home, children are expected to be communalistic and look out for the whole family, not just themselves. Different notions of adult-child communication styles also prevail. These differences result in cultural conflicts for the immigrant parents as well as the children of immigrants. Latino immigrant parents are critical of the ethnocentric expert principles of child development that are pervasive throughout childcare settings and parent education programs in the United States today. Latino parents are baffled by recommendations that appear to fail to guide the child appropriately and suggest inattentive parenting practices. This paper will present the parental views of this dynamic, including how parents develop novel ways to parent biculturally. This analysis in this paper is based on data from 3 years of community pláticas (facilitated dialogical workshops) for Latino immigrant parents on parenting topics. Participant observation and writing exercises collected during the pláticas were used to collect data on parents’ perspectives of child development principles taught in the United States.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

More Migration Research Resources

Available at:

Available at:

Available at:
The web site is designed to provide researchers, instructors and interested citizens with
substantive content pertaining to immigration issues, including resources for studying
and researching immigration, teaching courses with immigration content and providing
easy access to news stories on immigration in the US and abroad. This website includes:
statistical information, archives, journals that publish on immigration, think tanks, and
course syllabi. Comments welcomed! — Irene Bloemraad

European University Institute
The website offers descriptions and links for national and international institutions working
with immigration, a list of journals on immigration, a selection of syllabi kindly contributed
by various professors from different fields as well as a directory of scholars from
both Europe and North America who currently work with immigration.
Available at: http://www.iue.it/RSCAS/Research/MIGRES/

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Ecuadorian domestic workers in Spain | Oct 15 @ 11:45 am

Gioconda Herrera, the Director of Gender Studies at FLACSO-Ecuador will be speaking Friday, October 12th at 3 PM in 336 Ingraham Hall. Her topic is: "A Discussion of Gender Equity Training & Curriculum at FLACSO-Ecuador"

Gioconda's research presentation, "Stories of inclusion and exclusion: Ecuadorian domestic workers in Spain." will be at 11:45 Monday the 15th in Sewell Social Sciences 8101.

Gioconda Herrera recevied her PhD in Sociology from Columbia University. Her current post is Professor and Director of Gender Studies Program, FLACSO-Ecuador. Recent publications include:

2007 "Mujeres ecuatorianas en el trabajo doméstico en España. Practicas y representaciones de exclusión e inclusión. En Victor Bretón, Francisco García, Antoni Jové y José Vilalta (ed.) Ciudadanía y Exclusión. Ecuador y España frente a un espejo. Madrid: Editorial Catarata.

2006 La persistencia de la desigualdad. Género, trabajo y pobreza en América Latina. (ed.) FLACSO,CONAMU, Secretaría Técnica del Frente Social.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Thomas Archdeacon Opens Special Immigration Series

This post has been circulated to the email group, but it doesn't hurt to repost. There's a schedule overlap b/w our 9/25 presentation dinner and one of the seminars.

Thomas Archdeacon Opens Special Immigration Series

UW-Madison history professor Thomas Archdeacon will present “Immigration Then and Now,” a free presentation at 7 pm Tuesday, September 11 at the Overture Center for the Arts (Capitol Theater), 201 State Street in Madison. In this first of a special four-part weekly series on “Understanding Immigration,” Archdeacon will examine immigration in our nation’s history and how it compares and contrasts with immigration today. Other presenters include immigration attorney Jose Olivieri and immigration policy experts Benjamin Johnson and Tamar Jacoby.

The program is a presentation of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters as part of its Academy Evening series. All programs will take place at 7 pm Tuesdays, September 11 – October 2 at the Overture Center for the Arts and are free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Admission is free ($3 suggested donation). Seating is first come, first served in the 1100-seat Capitol Theater. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Maps and directions are available at www.wisconsinacademy.org.

Presentations are as follows:

Tuesday, September 11, Capitol Theater, 7–8:30 pm
Immigration Then and Now—Thomas Archdeacon
Thomas Archdeacon, UW-Madison professor of history, examines immigration in our nation’s history and how it compares and contrasts with immigration today.

Tuesday, September 18, Capitol Theater, 7–8:30 pm
Immigration Here at Home—Jose Olivieri
Jose Olivieri, immigration attorney with Michael Best & Friedrich in Milwaukee, discusses the impact of immigration, particularly from Mexico, on Wisconsin’s workforce and other aspects of life in our state.

Tuesday, September 25, Capitol Theater, 7–8:30 pm
Feeling Their Clout: The New Immigration and Political Power—Benjamin Johnson
Benjamin Johnson, executive director of the American Immigration Law Foundation in Washington D.C., looks at the impact of immigration and organized immigrant advocacy groups on U.S. politics—on the streets and in the voting booth.

Tuesday, October 2, Capitol Theater, 7–8:30 pm
Immigration Today: The Problem and the Debate about Solutions—Tamar Jacoby
Tamar Jacoby, a senior fellow of the Manhattan Institute and editor of Reinventing the Melting Pot: The New Immigrants and What It Means to Be American, addresses immigration issues and solutions. What are the most vexing issues in immigration today, and how can we resolve them? What might constitute a just and sustainable immigration policy?

The nonprofit Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, founded in 1870, connects people and ideas from all areas of knowledge and all walks of life to advance thought and culture in our state. The Wisconsin Academy's many programs include an art gallery for Wisconsin artists; a quarterly magazine about Wisconsin thought and culture (Wisconsin People & Ideas); public forums such as the Academy Evenings series; and the “Future of Farming and Rural Life in Wisconsin,” a public policy program that brings citizens together with farmers, universities, state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, agribusiness leaders, and other stakeholders to shed light on a sector that is at the heart of Wisconsin’s identity and economy. For more information please visit www.wisconsinacademy.org.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Email Administrators

The Wisconsin Migration Research Group email list is moderated by designated members of the steering committee.

1. For details on navigating your settings, consult this SSCC Publication: http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/sscc/pubs/1-2.htm

2. To Log into the LSG/2 Mailing List Interface, visit: http://listar.ssc.wisc.edu/listar.cgi.

3. To subscribe or unsubscribe (or refer your friends to the email list), contact the administrator. For AY 2007-2008, email mnguyen[at]ssc[dot]wisc[dot]edu.