The Center’s annual conference explores a major question in im/migration scholarship across a range of disciplines. These international conferences function as critical forums on which to disseminate new research on migration studies and through which to educate a wide public. Past conferences have considered the questions of birthright citizenship, the roles of immigrant entrepreneurs, the relationship between immigrant communities and metropolitan growth, the connections between migration and public health, and the legacy of the landmark immigration policy reform of 1965.

For more information about upcoming and past conferences, please see below.

Upcoming Conferences

Making African America

April 16-18, 2020 - Immigration and the Making of African America

Past Conferences

Global Summit on Labor Migration

June 20-22, 2019 - Global Summit on Labor Migration

< Kicked Out

March 28, 2019 - Kicked Out: U.S. Detention & Deportation Policy


April 19, 2018 - Census 2020: Race and Whose Story "Counts"

Global Labor Migration

April 20-21, 2017 - Global Labor Migration Network Inaugural Workshop


October 6-7, 2016 - Crimmigration in the Shadow of Sovereignty

Organizing for Power

April 14, 2016 - Organizing for Power and Workers' Rights in the Twenty-First Century

Remaking America

November 12, 2015 - Remaking America: The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 and Its Impact

Health Across Borders

September 18-19, 2014 - Health Across Borders: Migration, Disease, Medicine, and Public Health in a Global Age

Migrant Metropolis

March 13-14, 2014 - The Migrant Metropolis

Immigration and Entrepreneurship

September 13-14, 2012 - Immigration and Entrepreneurship: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Born in the USA

March 29-30, 2012 - Born in the USA: The Politics of Birthright Citizenship in Historical Perspective

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