Transnationalism and International Migration in Historical Perspective

Organized by Roger Waldinger (Director, Program on International Migration and Professor of Sociology, UCLA) and Nancy Green (History, L'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris), this two-day conference will bring together an international group of historians and social scientists who focus on the history of international migration.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA

Transnationalism and International Migration in Historical Perspective
Bunche Hall 10383

Day 2: Saturday, April 27
New Trends in Immigration History: European and American Perspectives

Session 1: 9:30
Katherine Benton-Cohen, Georgetown University, “The Dillingham Commission and the World: Immigration Policy and Imperialism in Progressive-Era America”

David FitzGerald, Department of Sociology, University of California, San Diego and David Cook-Martin, Department of Sociology, Grinnell College,  “The Rise and Demise of Ethnic Selection: Immigration Policy in the Americas” 

Natalia Molina, Department of History, University of California, San Diego “The History of Birthright Citizenship Beyond Black and White”

Lunch: 11:45-1

Session 2: 1 PM - 3:15 PM
Mark Choate, Department of History, Brigham Young University, “Favored Races: Eugenics and World Migration Control through the Age of Fascism”

Philippe Rygiel, Department of History, Paris I,  “Does International Law Matter? The Institut de droit International and the Regulation of Migration before WWI”

Nancy L. Green, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, “Elite Migration, Revisiting Class and Mobility”

Commentator :  Marla Stone, Department of History, Occidental College

Break: 3:15-3:30

Session 3: 3:30-5:30
Sarah Gualtieri, Departments of History and American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California: “Arabness Unbound: Syrian Migrants in Southern California and their Transnational Imaginaries 1880-1945”

Julie M. Weise, California State University, Long Beach, “Corazón de Dixie: Mexico and Mexicans in the U.S. South since 1910”

Dorothee Schneider, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Transcending the Nation State: Immigration History since the 1960s”

Commentator: Jan Reiff, Department of History, UCLA


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Conference organizers:
UCLA Program on International Migration
International Institute
Centre de Recherches Historiques, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
Fondation de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme

Conference co-sponsors:
Burkle Center for International Relations
Center for European and Eurasian Studies
Centre Pluridisciplinare, UCLA
Consulat général de France à Los Angeles
Department of History

Download pdf of conference agenda.

Conference Papers

Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies, Burkle Center for International Relations, Center for the Study of International Migration

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