Recent Presentations

Keynote speaker, talk titled “Migration, National Identity, and Citizenship in a Transnational World.” A joint conference by Osaka University, Japan, and the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Conference title: Migrations and Identities: Conflicts and New Horizons. Osaka University, Japan. August 25-26, 2008.

Keynote address, Inaugural Conference of the Interdisciplinary Research Group, “E Pluribus Unum? ­ Ethnic Identities in Processes of Transnational Integration in the Americas.” ZiF (Center for Interdisciplinary Research), Bielefeld University, Germany. Professor Josef Raab, organizer. October 8 – 11, 2008.

TIES academic conference. International School of social Science and Humanities, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, December 11-13, 2008.

Colloquium speaker, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Granada, Granada, Spain “The Latino Threat.” March 30, 2009.

Conference presentation, “The Latino Threat.” Conference: Stories of Nationhood in Plural Societies, organized by Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, May 14-15, 2009.

Colloquium speaker, book presentation, The Latino Threat: Constructing Immigrants, Citizens, and the Nation. Invited by the California Cultures in Comparative Perspectives program and the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, UC San Diego, May 30, 2009.

Conference presentation, conference: “Social Science Research on Immigration: The Role of Transnational Migration, Communities, & Policy,” NSF sponsored, held at Arizona State University, Sept 10-12, 2009.

Colloquium speaker, “Media Spectacles and Immigrant Lives: The Latino Threat,” invited by the Population Studies Center, Brown University, September 17, 2009.

Conference presentation, “The Latino Threat.” Conference: Undocumented Hispanic Migration: On the Margins of a Dream. Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, October 16-18, 2009.

Conference presentation, “Citizenship, Identity and Belonging among 1.5 and Second Generation Immigrants in Southern California.” Conference: Social Science Research on Immigration: The Role of Transnational Migration, Communities and Policy,” NSF sponsored, held at Arizona State University, Sept 10-12. 2009.

Keynote speaker, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California, September 29, 2009.

Colloquium speaker, Center for Migration and Development, Princeton University, October 14, 2009.

Colloquium speaker, Department of Latina/Latino Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, October 29, 2009.

Keynote speaker, “Beyond Academic Walls: Unpacking the Latino Threat Narrative.” UC Davis Humanities Institute, November 12, 2009.

Keynote speaker, “Why is immigration reform so difficult? The Latino Threat and other Myths.” Immigration and Acculturation Symposium, International Studies Institute, University of La Verne, Wednesday, April 28, 2010.

Keynote speaker, conference “Citizenship in the United States: Integrating Domestic and International Horizons.” Organized by Latino Studies, Asian American Studies, and the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, September 9-11, 2010.

Keynote address, University of New Mexico Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship Program, September 20-21, 2010.

Colloquium speaker, Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, for the theme: “Identities in Conflict: The Political Recognition of “Migrants in the United States and the European Union.” September 28, 2010.

Paper presented at the Surveying Social Marginality Conference, University of Washington, October 8-9, 2010.

Honors Colloquium Keynote Speaker, “Interrogating Race.” The University of Rhode Island, October 26, 2010.

Distinguished Lecturer for 2011, Anthropology Graduate Student Association at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. March 25, 2011.