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Summer Institute on International Migration, June 21-26, 2004

Summer Institute on International Migration, June 21-26, 2004

International Institute and UCLA Sociology Department to host six-day meeting of new and veteran scholars on migration research in collaboration with Social Science Research Council. Applications are now available for limited attendance.

This year the intensive six-day program will be sponsored jointly by the Department of Sociology and the UCLA International Institute in collaboration with the International Migration Program of the Social Science Research Council.

A distinguished group of scholars from UCLA, the UC system and further afield will offer a series of master classes and conference sessions, open to advanced graduate students embarked on dissertation research and new Ph.D.s (degree received no earlier than 2000) revising dissertations for publication.

Approximately 25 participants from the United States and elsewhere in the world will be selected. The six-day event will consist of two days of master classes/workshops on special topics, followed by a two day conference, followed by another two days of workshops. Invited scholars will conduct the classes, act as discussants for the conference session, and offer keynote talks on their own work.

Applications are now available for the Second Summer Institute on International Migration to be held at UCLA June 21-26, 2004.

Roger Waldinger, chair of the UCLA Sociology Department says of this project:

"A transformative development throughout the world, international migration is a topic of rapidly growing scholarly interest, across the social sciences. It also an area that is attracting some of the best young talent, which is why I am very excited about the prospects of bringing an outstanding group of advanced graduate students and recent Ph.D.s to spend a week at UCLA, focusing on the methodological and substantive issues of concern to researchers working on this field. As migration is an inherently interdisciplinary phenomenon, one that can be attacked with any number of methodologies, we are planning on workshops that will highlight advances, problems, and controversies across a broad range of intellectual approaches. I am also very pleased about the group of senior scholars who have committed to participate in the institute. The group that will assemble at UCLA is not simply high profile, but will be a truly interdisciplinary and international cross-section of the scholars studying migration. I am confident that this combination of leading senior scholars and first-rate younger researchers will yield significant intellectual dividends."

International Institute Vice Provost Geoffrey Garrett adds, "International migration is a key facet of globalization. Given UCLA's eminence in migration research and Los Angeles's status as a truly global city, I am very happy that the International Institute is able to co-sponsor with the Sociology Department this important summer institute."

Sixteen workshops, to run concurrently during morning and afternoon, will focus on the latest immigration research, with an emphasis on methods, data sources, current debates, developing research programs, and international comparisons. The workshops will be organized around the following themes:

  • Ethnography of migration
  • U.S.-Mexico Migration
  • Historiography and historical comparisons
  • Integration and assimilation: U.S./European comparisons, with overviews of newly available data sources
  • Residential segregation: concepts, data sources, new patterns
  • Demography
  • Gender and migration
  • Rethinking ethnicity
  • Religion and migration

The institute will also feature short sessions on issues of professional development: getting funding; publishing papers and books; and developing links with policy makers.

Junior participants will present their own work at the conference, with senior scholars as discussants. In addition, the conference will feature selected keynote addresses by senior scholars and panel discussions on issues of current controversy.

Scholars invited to serve as faculty members for the Summer Institute include: Rafael Alarcon (Colegio de la Frontera Norte); Richard Alba (SUNY-Albany); Frank Bean (UC- Irvine); Rogers Brubaker (UCLA); Jose Casanova (New School); William Clark (UCLA); Jorge Durand (Guadalajara); Mark Ellis (Washington); Adrian Favell (UCLA); Donna Gabaccia (Pittsburgh); Ruben Hernandez-Leon (UCLA); Guillermina Jasso (NYU); Philip Kasinitz (CUNY); Jennifer Lee (UC-Irvine); Robert Mare (UCLA); Roger Penn (Lancaster); George Sanchez (University of Southern California); Robert Smith (Barnard); Roger Waldinger (UCLA); Andreas Wimmer (UCLA); Henry Yu (UCLA); Min Zhou (UCLA).

Applications are invited from across the social sciences, as well as such professional fields as public health, urban planning or social welfare. Applications for admission can be submitted at any time but no later than March 15, 2004. Applicants will be evaluated by members of the Summer Institute's organizing committee. Decisions will be announced by April 15. Admitted junior scholars will receive meals, and lodging; subsidies will be available for travel to Los Angeles, but home institutions (or participants) will be asked to make a contribution.

Migration Summer Institute website:

For questions, please contact Roger Waldinger, Department of Sociology, UCLA: 310-825-8044 (; or Adrian Favell, Department of Sociology, UCLA: 310-825-3840 (


The application can be downloaded below. It can be filled in on your computer, but should be signed and then mailed or sent by courier with the attachments specified to:

Professor Roger Waldinger
Summer Institute on International Migration
Department of Sociology
264 Haines Hall
Box 951551
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1551

Download File: 2004_UCLA_Migration_Institute_Application.pdf

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