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Migration Matters Lab to Host Spring Symposium

January 24, 2024

The Migration Matters Lab, led by Professor Stephanie L. Canizales, will host its second annual Spring Symposium on April 19, 2024, from 10am-3pm. The Symposium’s theme is “Immigrant Families in the U.S.”

The day’s event will feature book talks by Drs. Asad L. Asad (assistant professor of Sociology at Stanford University and author of Engage and Evade: How Latino Immigrant Families Manage Surveillance in Everyday Life) and Jane Lilly Lopez (assistant professor of sociology at Brigham Young University and author of Unauthorized Love: Mixed-Citizenship Couples Negotiating Immigration, Intimacy, and the State), a catered graduate student lunch with Drs. Asad and Lopez, and a graduate student panel featuring graduate students across the UC Merced School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts.

Graduate students conducting research about “Immigrant Families in the U.S.,” broadly defined, are encouraged submit a research abstract by February 15th to be considered for presentation. Presenters will receive a Migration Matters Spring Scholar Award ($200) for their participation. 

Register here to attend the symposium.