Global Migration


Andreas Feldmann, UIC Latin American and Latino Studies & Political Science
Adam Goodman, History and Latin American and Latino Studies
Patrisia Macías-Rojas, Sociology and Latin American and Latino Studies

A follow-up to the Immigration Working Group, The Global Migration Working Group will debate and explore from within an interdisciplinary lens important aspects of migration affecting the life and well-being of migrants, refugees and stateless persons in the United States and, more broadly, the overall dynamics of migration in the Western Hemisphere. Among the topics we would like to discuss are refugee resettlement and integration; migrant identity; deportation; detention conditions for migrants; and security and migration. The workshop seeks to become a referent point for the discussion of migration affairs among scholars and activists in Chicago and the larger Midwest.

November 6, 2019 from 4 - 6 PM

Presentation by The Director of la 72, an emblematic migrant shelter in southern Mexico will be in town.

“Mexican and Central American Migration in the Western Hemisphere: New Scenarios and Consequences"

Jorge Durand, University of Guadalajara

March 13, 2019 from 2:30 – 4:30 PM

Jorge Durand is a full professor at the University of Guadalajara. He is co-director with Douglas S. Massey, the Mexican Migration Project (since 1987) and the Latin American Migration Project (since 1996) sponsored by Princeton University and Universidad de Guadalajara. He is a member emeritus of the Mexican National System of Researchers (SNI), the National Academy of Sciences,  The American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in the United States.

“Illusions of Development, Relative Deprivation, and States of Violence: Venezuelan Migrants in the United States and Chile”

November 29, 2018 from 2:00 -3:30 PM 

Professor Lourdes Gouveia
Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Latino/Latin American Studies
University of Omaha