Immigration Public Engagement



The ISS Immigration Project’s faculty fellows presented their work to diverse audiences across the nation and around the world during the course of their term.

  • Maria Lorena Cook. “Migrant Advocacy and the Securitization of Migration in Spain, Australia, and the United States,” Transnational Studies Initiative Seminar, Harvard University, April 2010.
  • Maria Lorena Cook. “Citizenship Without Citizens: Advancing the Rights of Migrants in the Americas,” Latin American Studies Association, San Francisco, California, May 2012.
  • Els de Graauw. Immigrants in the Media: Civic Visibility in the United States and Canada,  Social Science History Association,  (Co-authored with Irene Bloemraad and Rebecca Hamlin.)  Boston, MA November 19.
  • Els de Graauw. “Filling the Federal Policy Void: State and Local Responses to Undocumented Immigration in the US.” Etats-Unis Mexique: la frontière au défi de la mondialisation [The U.S.-Mexico Border and the Challenge of Globalization] Conference,  Institute des Amériques & Université Paris 8, Paris, France October 13.
  • Els de Graauw. “Polyglot Bureaucracies: Nonprofit Advocacy to Create Inclusive City Governments,”  American Political Science Association, Seattle, WA September 2.
  • Els de Graauw. “Minimum Wages for Immigrant Workers: Nonprofit Advocacy in the Shadows of Unions,”  American Political Science Association, Seattle, WA September 4.
  • María Cristina García. “The United States and the Americas: Perspectives on Migration.”  Roundtable Presenter, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), June 24, 2011.
  • María Cristina García. “U.S. Refugee Policy in the Post-Cold War Era.” Keynote speech at the Massachusetts Historical Society’s Conference “What’s New About the New Immigration: Traditions and Transformations since 1965.” April 7, 2011.
  • María Cristina García. “Cold War Refugees and the U.S. Military Abroad and at Home: The Cases of Hungarians, Vietnamese, and Cubans.” Discussant, Organization of American Historians, Houston, Texas, March 17, 2011.
  • María Cristina García. “U.S. Asylum Policy in the Post-Cold War Era: Balancing Humanitarian Obligations and Security Concerns,” Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), June 25, 2010.
  • María Cristina García. “Fireside Chat” on Labor and Immigration in the United States. 5:00 -6:00 p.m., 185 Rockefeller Hall, Cornell University, February 23, 2012.
  • María Cristina García. Challenging the Axes of Exclusion during the Late Twentieth Century: New Narratives of Latina/o Migration,” Discussant, American Studies Association, November 16, 2012.
  • María Cristina García. What happens when we are what we study? Migrant scholars and migration studies.” Roundtable Presenter, Social Science History Association, November 1, 2012.
  • Kate Griffith. “Federal Employment Laws and Local Immigration Regulation: Too Close for Comfort?” Immigration Law Teachers conference Works-In-Progress Session, Chicago, Il, May 25, 2010.
  • Kate Griffith. “Immigration Advocacy as Labor Advocacy,” Emerging Immigration Law Scholars workshop, Chevy Chase, MD, May 20, 2011.
    Kate Griffith. “Imployment Law: Crossing the Borders of Immigration and Employment Law,” Proskauer LLP, New York, NY, September 12, 2011.
    Kate Griffith. “Low Wage Labor Markets,” chaired panel at Quality of Jobs conference, ILR Review, Cornell, Ithaca, NY, November 3, 2011.
  • Michael Jones-Correa. Advisory boards participation: New Receiving Communities Conference, Kaplan Foundation/Center for American Progress, 2010; National Immigrant Integration Conference, 2011; and Working Group on Immigration and Cultural Contact, Russell Sage Foundation, 2010- present.
  • Michael Jones-Correa. “Lo Que Traen: The Prior Socialization of Immigrants and their Political Participation in the United States,” Center for American Political Studies, Harvard University, February 5, 2010.
  • Michael Jones-Correa. “Spatial and Temporal Proximity: Examining the Effects of Protests on Political Attitudes,” with Sophia Wallace and Christopher Zepeda-Milan.  American Political Science Association Meeting, Seattle, September 1-3, 2011.
  • Michael Jones-Correa. “Immigrant Integration and Local Communities,” Institute for Research on Public Policy; Montreal, Canada; November 17, 2011.
  • Michael Jones-Correa. “The Prior Socialization of Immigrants and their Political Participation in the United States,”Forum Internazionale ed Europeo di Ricerche sull’ immigrazione e la Facolta di Scienze Politiche, Universita degli Studi di Torino; Turin, Italy; January 26, 2012.
  • Michael Jones-Correa. “The Role of Local Actors in Immigrant Integration,” Conference on Immigrant Integration and Multilevel Governance,” Forum of Federations and the Research Unit of the Expert Council of German Foundation on Integration and Migration; Berlin, Germany; February 24, 2012.
  • Vilma Santiago-Irizarry. Member, Immigration Working Group for the American Anthropological Association Executive Board. Drafted successful resolution on immigration legislation that included a meeting moratorium in states with repressive immigration laws and policies.  Jan-August 2011.
  • Stephen Yale-Loehr. Panelist regarding EB-5 immigrant investor green cards at conferences sponsored by Invest In the USA, DC, Sept. 15, 2011, and LA, April 30, 2012; upstate NY & NYC chapters, American Imm. Lawyers Association, Oct. 12, 2011 & Dec. 1, 2011.
  • Stephen Yale-Loehr. Panelist on visa travel issues at NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference at Lake George, NY, November 7, 2011.
  • Stephen Yale-Loehr. Interviewed regarding Green Card Stories book and need to reform our legal immigration system on Leonard Lopate radio talk show on WNYC, January 30, 2012; Voice of America, January 31, 2012; WSKG’s “Off the Page” program, May 4, 2012; lunch keynote at American Immigration Lawyers Association conference, NYC, Dec. 1, 2011; panelist at Proskauer law firm NYC, Dec. 2, 2011; NYU, NYC, Jan. 30, 2011; Columbia University, NYC, Jan. 31, 2012; Cleary Gottlieb law firm NYC, Feb. 1, 2012.
  • Stephen Yale-Loehr. Spoke at congressional briefing on need to reform our legal immigration system. DC, April 16, 2012.