Photo for Emerging Immigration Scholars Workshops Winter

Photo: Day 148: The end of the line (Photo: Bruce Guenter, cropped.) CC BY 2.0

Emerging Immigration Scholars Workshops Winter 2021

Photo: Day 148: The end of the line (Photo: Bruce Guenter, cropped.) CC BY 2.0

These workshops, organized by the UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration and the UCSD Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, seek to create an interdisciplinary space for junior immigration scholars to share drafts of their research and writing projects and to connect with one another as well as senior scholars working in the field.

The workshops, to be held remotely on zoom, will consist of a series of two-hour sessions, held every other Friday from 12-2 PM, starting on January 15. Each workshop will feature three papers, to be available for reading ahead of the session, with a comment from a senior migration scholar on the faculty at either UCSD or UCLA. The workshops will be open to emerging immigration scholars, including post-doctoral fellows and tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty who have held professorial positions for eight years or fewer.

The workshops seek to attract presenters working in a broad range of social science fields, as well as those in ethnic studies, law, public health, urban planning, public policy, environmental studies/science, and social welfare. The workshops are designed to allow for intensive discussion and constructive criticism of papers that may still be in the in-process stage. Papers submitted for works-in-progress sessions should range from 25 to no more than 40 (double-spaced) pages in length.

The workshops will also be open to participants who may not have a paper to present. However, the expectation in any workshop is that all participants will be expected to be able to comment on papers discussed in that session.

As we seek to make this an experience that will help build community among migration scholars, notwithstanding the limits imposed by the remote environment, we expect that paper writers will participate in all five sessions, not simply the one in which their paper is featured, and faithfully read all the papers.

Interested presenters are requested to submit the following: a draft paper or a 5-page prospectus and CV. Materials can be uploaded here.

The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2020. Decisions will be made by no later than December 1, 2020. Presenters will then be asked to register ten days following notification of acceptance.

The workshops will be held on January 15, 29; February 12, 26; and March 12. Papers will be due ten days before each workshop. For more information, please contact Warren Tam at


**Emerging scholars/Junior faculty include those who have recently received their PhD to those who are in their first year as Associate Professor. 

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Published: Friday, September 18, 2020

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