TODAY: Race, Immigration and the Law of the Workplace

21st Century Challenges

Sat, 02/27/2010
Bowl 16, Robertson Hall
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Race, Immigration and the Law of the Workplace: 21st Century Challenges", organized by the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at UC San Diego and LAPA, brings together a group of social scientists and legal scholars to explore the challenges posed by immigration to the workplace, and the ways in which immigration is re-conceptualizing understandings of citizenship, race, and ethnicity.

The objective of this conference is to bring together scholars engaging in the intersections of law, immigration, race and the workplace. Mass immigration has had a huge impact on labor, on citizenship, on understandings of race and ethnicity, and on American politics. The law has been evolving as well. We will bring together a group of social scientists and legal scholars in these areas to create a dialog among those whose interests intersect but for professional reasons rarely interact.

The conference is open to the public.

9:00 a.m.               Continental breakfast, outside Bowl 16

9:30-11:15 a.m.
Session 3:Immigration and the Challenge to Unions and Employers

Janice Fine, Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations

Tomás R. Jiménez, Stanford University, Sociology

Deborah Malamud, New York University School of Law

Ruth Milkman, CUNY Graduate Center, and UCLA, Sociology

Dorian T. Warren, Columbia University, Political Science

Moderator: Paul Frymer, Princeton University

~  Break ~

11:30-1:15 p.m.
Session 4:Immigration and the Meaning of Citizenship

Linda Bosniak, Rutgers School of Law - Camden

Michael Jones-Correa, Princeton University, Center for the Study of Democratic Politics

Desmond King, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, Politics

Mae Ngai, Columbia University, History

Cristina Rodriguez, New York University School of Law

Moderator: John Skrentny, University of California at San Diego