International Migration

For speakers and other events from the Center for the Study of International Migration (CSIM), please go to its home page.  

Working group coordinators 2021-22: Adrian Bacong (Public Health), Nathan Hoffmann (Sociology), Eddie Painter (Geography), Jieun Park (Political Science), and Heidi West (Public Health)

For more information on the events below, or to be added to our mailing list, please contact the sociology student coordinator, Nathan Hoffmann ( 

Winter 2022 Schedule

Friday, January 21 at 11am

Qiaoyan Li Rosenberg (Sociology): “The Control and Agency Dialectic of Guest Worker Program: Evidence from Chinese construction workers in Japan’s TITP”

Discussant: Eddie Painter


Thursday, February 3 at 11am

Ellen Van Damme (CSIM): book review for Border Nation: A Story of Migration by Leah Cowan 

(this book is available online through the UCLA library)

Discussant: Iris Ramirez


Thursday, February 10 at 11am

Iris Ramirez (Chicana/o Studies): “Central American Migrant Women in Los Angeles Sweatshops Then & Now” 

Discussant: Heidi West


Friday, February 18 at 11am

Eddie Painter (Geography): “Administratively Local, Physically Distant: Analysis of Hukou policy in Chongqing”

Discussant: Qiaoyan Li Rosenberg


Thursday, March 3 at 11am

Heidi West (Public Health): “Healthcare utilization for families left behind:  A cross-country analysis of the effects of spousal migration”

Discussant: Ellen Van Damme