Spring 2022

Spring 2022 Workshop Schedule
Mondays, 12:00 to 1:15 p.m.
Location: Virtual via Zoom

January 24, 2022
The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Older Latinx Immigrants
Mary Waters (John L. Loeb Professor of Sociology, Harvard University)

February 25, 2022
States of Belonging: Immigration Policies, Attitudes, and Inclusion
Tomás R. Jiménez (Professor of Sociology, Stanford University)

Political turmoil surrounding immigration at the federal level and the inability of Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform have provided an opening for state and local governments to become more active in setting their own immigration-related policies. States largely dictate the resources, institutions, and opportunities immigrants can access: who can get a driver’s license or attend a state university, what languages are spoken in schools and public offices, how law enforcement interacts with the public, and even what schools teach students about history. Using a range of social science methods, we explore the interconnections among immigration policies, attitudes about immigrants and immigration, and sense of belonging in two neighboring states—Arizona and New Mexico—with divergent approaches to welcoming newcomers. We demonstrate that welcoming policies cultivate a greater sense of belonging for immigrants and other state citizens, suggesting that policies aimed at helping immigrants gain a social, economic, and political foothold in this country can pay a broad societal dividend.

April 11, 2022
Desi Small-Rodriguez (Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California- Los Angeles)

Professor Small-Rodriguez will discuss her research on the intersection of indigeneity, race, and citizenship using a case study of tribal citizenship in the Northern Cheyenne Nation.

April 18, 2022 *NEW IN-PERSON EVENT*
Suzanne Nichols (Director of Publications, Russell Sage Foundation)

* Please check back as talk titles and more workshops are added.

Zoom links and papers (if circulated by the speaker) will be sent via the REM listserv. If you are not already a member, please contact the workshop graduate student coordinators.

We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Department of Sociology, the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP), and the Division of Social Science.