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Please mark your calendars for this upcoming CCIS / CSIM Book Panel on December 3rd, 2021: L'asile et l'exil: Une histoire de la distinction réfugiés/migrants & Crossing: How We Label and React to People on the Move. Please note that the time listed is Pacific Time. This event may be recorded. 

  1. December 3, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Cities are the destination areas for the majority of migrants and those forcibly displaced. Their role in creating pathways to integration for migrants has been recognized across various academic and policy fields. In recent years we have witnessed an increasing engagement of global city networks around the topic of migration. Such networks advocate for the important place that cities hold for harnessing opportunities and addressing the challenges associated with human mobility. Through these networks, cities exchange ideas, policy expertise and learn from each other's experiences. This panel will discuss global city networks and their importance in (re)shaping and reframing the migration debate focusing on the role of "infrastructures of reception", the kinds of programs, policies, and knowledge needed to strengthen the response to cities to increasing migratory flows.

  1. December 1, 2021 - 7:00am to 8:15am

This panel will focus on the production of new human mobility narratives in cities. It will discuss how migration and displacement processes are narrated through migrant self-representation, popular discourse, humanitarian organizations, artists, and activists.

  1. December 1, 2021 - 6:00am to 7:00am

Environmental mobility has gained increased interest in academic, policy, and media circles. Speculative discourses of an imminent climate migration crisis have elevated environmental mobility into a global issue, underline the need for multi-level governance, international cooperation, the development of norms and processes, and the recognition of migration as an important adaptation strategy. The focus of most discussions has been centered on the implications of future potential large-scale movements from South to North countries. However, less attention has been given to cities and the implications of environmental mobility for them. This panel will focus on the role of cities within the climate migration nexus. It will explore the challenges and opportunities that arise from the reality of cities being destination areas but equally areas where displacement due to environmental vulnerability occurs.

  1. November 30, 2021 - 8:15am to 9:15am

Emerging technologies are fundamentally reshaping the institution of citizenship and the role of cities. This panel will feature research that seeks to understand the challenges that emerging technologies pose to the institution of citizenship. It will discuss the impacts of emerging technologies on citizens, on the role of institutions, corporations, and states in shaping civic life through the development and deployment of emerging technologies and bring citizens and institutions together in a call for exploring new forms of ‘digital constitutionalism’ taking place in cities.



  1. November 30, 2021 - 6:00am to 7:00am

"In this workshop, we will draw inspiration from immigrant families as we design flexible and adaptable approaches  to life and for research proposals. We will share and discuss ways of doing “ethnographically-oriented” research  even when full participant observation in field sites is not possible. The workshop aims to support participants in  connecting scholarly work with social commitments in the service of socially-transformative research on  migration issues."

  1. November 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Register to this collaborative event between the UC Davis Global Migratuon center and Alianza UCMX that will discuss Migration and Borders in the 2020s.

  1. November 18, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for a conversation on the political and social situations Black immigrants are currently facing and learn how you can contribute to their well-being. This event is a call to action.

  1. November 15, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

What does it mean for all individuals living in the United States to have the universal right to marry but with no guarantee to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness with one’s spouse within the borders of the United States? The US Supreme Court has confirmed the universal civil right to marry, guaranteeing every couple's ability to wed. But the Supreme Court has denied that this right to marriage includes married couples' right to life together on US soil, creating a challenge for mixed-citizenship couples whose individual-level rights do not translate to family-level protections. While US citizens can extend legal inclusion to their spouses through family reunification, they must prove their worthiness and the worthiness of their love before their relationship will be officially recognized by the state. In this talk, I will focus on the basic conflict mixed-citizenship families pose to the modern state and the consequences of the current US laws designed to negotiate this conflict. As we consider the family-level consequences of individual-based rights and restrictions, I will argue for a rethinking of citizenship as a family affair.

  1. November 12, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm


  1. December 1, 2021 - 8:45pm

Professor Daniel Masterson- along with other researchers from the Immigration Policy Lab at Stanford University and ETH Zurich, a Swiss university, and the London School of Economics- recently had their research featured in The Economist. The article,“Here to Stay, However Miserable: Making Life Hard for Syrian Refugees Will Not Compel Them to Leave” was published in the January 9, 2021 edition. 

  1. November 26, 2021 - 7:15pm


The award, for $225,000, will fund a year-long seminar series in 2021-2022, through which these principal investigators will convene leading scholars from around to the world to examine the intersections of global migration, racial identity, and precarity in France, South Korea, and California.

  1. April 24, 2021 - 11:15am to November 25, 2021 - 11:15am

  1. February 26, 2021 - 9:45pm to March 30, 2021 - 9:45pm

  1. August 28, 2020 - 10:45am to August 30, 2020 - 10:45am

  1. June 15, 2020 - 12:30pm to July 31, 2020 - 12:30pm

  1. January 7, 2020 - 1:00pm
The Organization of American Historians (OAH) has named Verónica Castillo-Muñoz as a Distinguished Lecturer. She is a UC-Santa Barbara historian and expert in gender history, American history and Latin America. Read more!
  1. December 31, 2019 - 12:00pm

Wang is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography at UCSB and the first GloCal Health Fellowship from the University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI). She works with professor Susan Cassels

  1. December 30, 2019

Mexican Americans are unique in the panoply of American ethno-racial groups in that they are the descendants  of the largest and longest lasting  immigration stream in US history. Today, there are approximately 24 million Americans of Mexican descent living in the United   States, many of  whosefamilies have been in the US for several generations. Read more!

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