Immigration

Lifelong Learner Earns History Degree at 84

January 28, 2019
When Marianna Daniel returned to college after more than a half-century, she faced language, health and mobility challenges. But the immigrant Californian surmounted them all to finish her second bachelor’s degree — this one in history from UC Davis — at age 84.

New Research and Movie Shine Light on Punjabi Women in California

November 05, 2018
Starting in 1910, Punjabi women began trickling into California, joining a community of men who started arriving from the northern Indian province of Punjab in the 1890s. But even as their numbers grew these women remained largely invisible. Their women’s story is now being told, thanks to Nicole Ranganath, historian and assistant adjunct professor of Middle East/South Asia Studies (ME/SA) in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science. Along with amassing an archive of interviews, photographs, letters and archival footage, she has created a documentary film “Walking into the Unknown: A History of Punjabi Women in California.”

Immigrants, Jobs and Local Economies: Not So Simple

July 11, 2018
UC Davis economist Giovanni Peri has spent close to two decades researching the impacts of immigration on local labor markets. His findings: local economies grow with an influx of immigrants and decline when they leave.

'Ask A Historian' Forum Organized Around Topical National Issues

October 17, 2017
Should Confederate statues come down? Are today’s neo-Nazis like the Nazis of the Third Reich? What about immigration, refugees and building a border wall? Seven UC Davis historians will address these and other topical questions during an Oct. 18, 2017, campus forum.

A Matter of Facts

March 10, 2017
Four UC Davis economists have joined forces with colleagues across the country on a new online publication, EconoFact, to bring fact-based analysis to the national debate on economic and social policy issues.

Conference Confronts U.S. Immigration Policy

January 31, 2017
As President Donald Trump signed his executive order Friday to halt immigration from several Muslim-majority countries, the UC Davis Institute for Social Sciences hosted a conference titled "Documenting the Immigrant: U.S. Immigration Policy Past, Present, and Future." 

Sheffrin Lecture 2012: Doug Massey

Doug Massey, the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, delivered the 2012 Sheffrin Lecture, "The Paradoxical Origins of America's War on Immigrants."

 

Thought Leaders - Fall 2016

December 02, 2016
In the College of Letters and Science magazine released in December 2016, we featured faculty and graduate students who provided expertise and insight into the big public issues of the day, from the parenting transgender kids, the political divide and immigration to climate change and poverty.