Penn Arts and Sciences

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, April 25, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

    IN THIS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW WORKSHOP, Laurencio Sanguino presents new work developed from his  dissertation, "The Origins of Migration between Mexico and the United States, 1905-1945."  The focus of his work this year has been Zamora, Michoacán, and its transformation into one of the most important migrant-sending communities in Mexico between 1885 and 1965. Jose Moya (Barnard College) and Madeline Hsu (UT Austin) will comment on Sanguino's manuscript.

  • Friday, May 2, 2014 - 8:30am - 5:30pm

    McNeil Center, 34th and Walnut Streets (Accessibility)

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    MAJOR SCHOLARS FROM sociology, city planning, economics, history, and public policy convene to present research on the role of immigration in transforming metropolitan housing markets, creating economic opportunity, and transforming neighborhoods.

    Speakers include: Robert J. Sampson, Harvard (Keynote); Amada Armenta, Univ. of Pennsylvania; Erick Guerra, Univ. of Pennsylvania; Marilynn Johnson, Boston College; Philip Kasinitz, City University of New York; Michael Katz and Kenneth Ginsburg, Univ. of  Pennsylvania; Gary Painter, University of Southern California; Gerardo Sandoval, University of Oregon; Andrew Sandoval-Strausz, University of New Mexico; Jacob Vigdor, Duke University; Domenic Vitiello, University of Pennsylvania; Susan Wachter, University of Pennsylvania; and Jamie Winders, Syracuse University.

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    9:00-9:15: Introduction/Welcome (Thomas Sugrue, SSPF Director)

    9:15-10:45: Revitalizing Small Cities and Suburbs

    Chair: Laurencio Sanguino (SSPF Postdoc)

    Marilynn Johnson (Boston College, History), "The Metropolitan Diaspora: New Immigrants in the Greater Boston Suburbs"

    Michael Katz and Kenneth Ginsburg (Penn, History), "Immigration and the Transformation of Bridgeport, Passaic, and Paterson"

    Comment: Stanton Wortham (Penn, Grad School of Education)

    11:00-12:30: The Politics of Immigration and Revitalization

    Chair: James Walsh (SSPF Postdoc, Sociology)

    Jamie Winders (Syracuse, Geography), "Old Maps and New Neighbors: The Spatial Politics of Immigrant Settlement"

    Gerardo Sandoval (Oregon, City Planning), "Transforming Transit-Oriented (TOD) Projects via Immigrant Led Revitalization: The MacArthur Park, Los Angeles Case"

    Comment: Amada Armenta (Penn, Sociology)

    12:45-1:45 Lunch and Keynote

    Robert Sampson (Harvard, Sociology): “Immigration and the New Social Transformation of the American City”

    2:00-3:30: Immigration, Housing, and Economic Impacts

    Chair: Mark Stern (Penn, Social Policy and Practice)

    Philip Kasinitz (CUNY, Sociology), "Second Generation Immigrants in New York"

    Gary Painter (USC, Demography and Public Policy), "Immigrants and Housing Markets"

    Jacob Vigdor (Duke, Economics and Public Policy), "Estimating the Impact of Immigration on County-Level Economic Indicators"

    Comment: Susan Wachter (Penn, Wharton School)

    3:45-5:15: Transnational Urban Revitalization

    Chair: Lorrin Thomas (Rutgers-Camden, History)

    Andrew Sandoval-Strausz (New Mexico, History), "Migrantes, Negocios, and Infraestructura: Transnational Processes of Urban Revitalization in the Americas"

    Domenic Vitiello (Penn, City Planning), "Liberian Reconstruction and Pan-African Transnational Urban Revitalization"

    Comment: Erick Guerra (Penn, City Planning).

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