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A Q&A and Panel Discussion on the Impact of a Trump Administration on America’s Immigrant, Minority, and Refugee Communities

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH | 4:00 PM | Social Work 102

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman
Director, UH Law Center Immigration Clinic

Dr. Luis Torres
Associate Dean of Research and Strategic Partnerships,
Graduate College of Social Work

Dr. Emran El-Badawi
Director, Middle Eastern Studies

Dr. Christina Sisk
Associate Professor, Hispanic Studies

Dr. Jodi Berger Cardoso
Assistant Professor, Graduate College of Social Work


What does diversity mean in an era of color blindness? Diversity ideology in 21st Century America?

David G. Embrick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology
Loyola University- Chicago

February 16, 2016
Student Center - Midtown Room 262 | 4:00 PM

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Daring to DREAM: Perspectives on DACA, DAPA, and the future for undocumented youth and their families

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A panel discussion and Q&A on current topics in immigration policy


Professors Geoffrey A. Hoffman, Janet B. Beck, Susham M. Modi, and Verónica E. Bernal of the UH Law Center and UHLC Immigration Clinic


Karla Perez of the Youth Empowerment Alliance

Thursday, April 2, 2015 |  2:30pm
CBB 108

All members of the UH and Houston Community are welcome

Light refreshments will be served

Sponsored by the UH Center for Immigration Research (CIR) and Department of Sociology

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Spring 2014 Immigration Panel

Featuring Houston‐area scholars from the Metropolises’ Responses to Migration and Urban Growth Project
A transnational research consortium coordinated by Rice University and Fudan University of Shanghai, China

Friday, April 25, 2014 2‐3:30pm
Science and Engineering (SEC) 205

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“Neither Slave Nor Free:
The Sponsored Migration of Migrant Domestic Workers”

Rhacel Salazar Parreñas
Chair of Sociology, USC

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 3-4:30pm

Muslims in the European Public Space: The Italian Case

The University of Houston Center for Immigration Research and Department of Sociology
present a talk by Dr. Chantal Saint Blancat from the Department of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Padova, Italy.

Tuesday November 15, 2011 | 2-3:30 pm
The Honors College Commons
M.D. Anderson Library 

Immigration, Citizenship, and the Law

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Panel Discussion:

Please join us for a timely panel discussion exploring topics surrounding immigration, citizenship, and the law. The panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 2:00-3:30 PM, at the Honors College Commons in the M.D. Anderson Library.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Jessica Brown, Assistant Professor of the Department of Sociology
  • Dr. Jeronimo Cortina, Assistant Professor of the Department of Political Science
  • Geoffrey Hoffman, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Immigration Clinic at the UH Law Center
  • Dr. Lydia Tiede, Assistant Professor of the Department of Political Science.

This event is sponsored by

  • Center for Immigration Research
  • Sociology Students Association at UH

Co-sponsored by

  • Center for the Americas
  • Immigration Law Clinic at the UH Law Center.


  • The Center for Immigration Research Speaker Series: “Enemy Women (and Men)”
    • Jessica Brown, College of Saint Rose Residential Fellow, Center for Citizenship, Race and Ethnic Studies
    • Friday, November 6, at 2 to 3:30 p.m.
    • Honors College Commons, MD Anderson Library
    • See the flyer about the speech
    • Any category of membership is defined as much by those that do not belong as by those that do. This talk is an examination of the way that new ideas of "Germanness" are being defined with respect to new groups of problematized outsiders. Since gender and sexual behavior are among the brightest in the ideological “paint box” used to draw the lines between in-group and out-group, Ms. Brown will examine how discourses of gender and sexuality are being used to define what it means to be a good German citizen versus an outsider in modern-day Germany. To place the current project in perspective, however, she will also provide a historical overview of the shifting and contradictory ways in which gender and sexuality have been used to mark this boundary in Germany in the past.