Emerging Immigration Scholars Conference 10/6 - 10/7


Two-day conference on immigration, featuring emerging scholars and well-established commentators. Sponsored by CSIM and CLIP.

Friday, October 6, 2023

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (Pacific Time)
Moore Hall Rm 3340, Moore Hall Rm 3320

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*Registration has been closed. See below for livestream link for plenary sessions



4th Emerging Immigration Scholars Conference

Center for the Study of International Migration

Center for Law and Immigration Policy


October 6-7, 2023

Preliminary Program



Friday, October 6:


Workshop Session 1: 9:30-11:30: Moore Hall 3340


Matthew Boaz (Washington and Lee University): The Future History of ICE

Amy Kimpel (University of Alabama): Operation Lone Star

Tania Valdez (George Washington University): Ending the Mental Health Crisis-to-Deportation Pipeline

Commentator: Ahilan Arulanantham (Law, UCLA)

Chair: Jason DeLeon (Anthropology and Chicano/a and Central American Studies, UCLA)


Workshop Session 2: 9:30-11:30: Moore Hall 3320


Lilian Frost (Virginia Tech): “Intentional Ambiguity: Purposeful Discrepancies between Law and Implementation in Jordan”

Ashley Muchow (University of Illinois, Chicago): “Does Media Coverage Influence Local Involvement in Immigration Enforcement?”

Stephanie Zonszein (UC Berkeley): “Ethnic Radio and Immigrants’ Political Engagement”

Commentator: Margaret Peters (Political Science, UCLA)

Chair: Marjorie Orellana (Education and International Institute, UCLA)


Lunch: 11:30- 12:45


Plenary session: 1-3 PM: Book manuscript workshop: Moore Hall 3340


Will also be livestreamed here (no registration required): https://bit.ly/3toeEZu


Author:  Hiroshi Motomura (Law; UCLA): “Borders, People, Belonging: What Can Make Immigration Policy Ethical?”

Discussants: Cecilia Menjivar (Sociology, UCLA); Daniel Thym (Law, University of Konstanz, Germany). 


Break: 3-3:30 PM


Workshop session 3: 3:30-5:30 PM: Moore Hall 3340


Agustina Laurito (University of Illinois, Chicago): “The Effect of Home Country Disasters on US Labor Market Outcomes”

Nydia Johana Navarette Suarez (Colegio de Mexico): “Migration and Ethno-racial identity: interpartnering of Latin American migrants in Mexico”

Jason Schachner (University of Southern California), “The Nativity Achievement Gap and Immigrants’ School Choice Disadvantage: Evidence from Los Angeles County”

Commentator: Andres Villareal (Sociology, UCLA)

Chair: Victor Agadjanian (Sociology, UCLA)


Workshop session 4: 3:30-5:30 PM: Moore Hall 3320


Karen Okigbo (University of Massachusetts, Boston), “Ethnoracial Marital Preferences of Second-Generations Nigerian-Americans”

Briana Nichols (Rutgers): “Indigenous Youth and Future Making in the Wake of Forced Migration”

Francisco Lara Garcia (Princeton): “The Impact of the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship on College Attainment among Mexican Immigrants”

Commentator: Inmaculada Garcia-Sanchez (Education, UCLA)

Chair: Cesar Ayala (Sociology, UCLA)


Saturday, October 7


Workshop session 5: 9:30-11:30 AM: Moore Hall 3340


Bertha Bermudez Tapia (New Mexico State): “The Cycle of Violence: From Matamoros to Reynosa””

Austin Kocher (Syracuse): “The Carceral Geographies of Mass Immigrant Surveillance”

Aaron Malone (Colorado School of Mines): “The Evolution of Mexico’s Transnational Migration-and-Development Model”

Commentator: Ruben Hernandez-Leon (Sociology, UCLA)

Chair: Min Zhou (Sociology and Asian American Studies, UCLA)


Workshop session 6: 9:30-11:30 AM: Moore Hall 3027


Isabel Gil Everaert (Colegio de Mexcio): “Waiting in Juarez: The Gendered Dimensions of Waiting for Asylum”

Katherine Jensen (Wisconsin): “Racial Inequality through Legal Inclusion”

Helena Zeweri (University of British Columbia): “Afghan American Diasporic Politics in the Aftermath of Withdrawal”

Commentator: Roger Waldinger (Sociology, UCLA)

Chair: Inmaculada Garcia-Sanchez (Education, UCLA)


Lunch: 11:30 AM-12:45 PM


Plenary session: 1-3 PM – “From Dissertation to Book: Insights from First Time Book Authors”: Moore Hall 3340


Will also be livestreamed here (no registration required): https://bit.ly/3toeEZu


Chiara Galli (Comparative Human Development, Chicago), author of Precarious Protections: Unaccompanied Minors Seeking Asylum in the United States (https://www.gallichiara.com/research)

Sylvia Zamora (Sociology, Loyola Marymount), author of Racial Baggage: Mexican Immigrants and Race Across the Border (https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=33702

Download file: Emerging-Immigration-Scholars-24-ekn.pdf

Sponsor(s): Center for Study of International Migration

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