New Immigrant Destinations Workshop

Friday, March 2, 2012
8:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m., 229 ILR Conference Center
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 

Immigrant settlement is more geographically dispersed today then it has ever been historically.  But how and why do immigrants settle in these areas?  Does immigrant integration in new destinations differ from the patterns seen in older immigrant gateways?

This workshop addresses new immigrant settlement patterns and their consequences, exploring how dispersed immigrant settlement challenges conventional theories of assimilation by re‐defining intergroup relations; by altering spatial dynamics; by lowering barriers to the inter‐regional mobility of labor; and by re‐fashioning established social relations and political alliances.



Elizabeth Fussell, Associate Professor, Sociology, Washington State University
Miranda Hallett, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Otterbein University
Daniel Lichter, Ferris Family Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Cornell Population Center, Cornell
Julian Lim, Graduate Student, Department of History, Cornell and Visiting Assistant Professor, Washington University
Laura López-Sanders, Robert Wood Johnson Post-doctoral Scholar, UC Berkeley and Assist. Prof. in Sociology, University of North Carolina
Helen Marrow, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Latin American Studies, Tufts University
Mary Odem, Associate Professor, Department of History, Emory University
Julie Weise, Assistant Professor, International Studies Program, California State University, Long Beach
Jamie Winders, Associate Professor, Geography, Maxwell School of Syracuse University


ISS Immigration Theme Project


Amanda Armenta: ISS Immigration Research Associate
Richard Bensel: ISS Immigration Team Member; Professor of Government
Derek Chang
: ISS Immigration Team Member; Director, Asian American Studies; Assoc. Professor, HistorySponsor
Els de Graauw: ISS Immigration Research Associate, Cornell University, and Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Baruch College, CUNY
Doug Gurak: ISS Immigration Team Member; Professor of Development Sociology
Michael Jones-Correa
: ISS Immigration Team Leader and Professor, Dept. of Government


Workshop location: 229 ILR Conference Center
Workshop directions: The ILR Conference Center is located on Garden Ave. on the Cornell Campus.
Speakers’ lodging: Holiday Inn Ithaca, 222 South Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY (607-272-1000). (Directions)
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