Sunday, January 28, 2007

CDE postdoc presents US Mexico Migration Dynamics

Happy New Year everyone!

Fernando Riosmena (who is a postdoc in the Center for Demography and Ecology) will present his work titled "Mexico - U.S. Migration Dynamics: A Sequential, Duration-Period Approach," tomorrow at noon in 3470 Sewell Social Sciences. He will be the first of an exciting group of presenters in the Sociology Department's Race & Ethnicity Training Seminar this semester.Please come and/or take a look at the schedule. There are a few presentations scheduled which should have implications for our research group:

Also be on the lookout for an upcoming meeting in February.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Seeking Spring 2007 presenters

The Wisconsin Migration Research Group seeks volunteers to present their in-progress research to the group for January through May. We are taking sign-ups now. Qualitative and quantitative methodologies are welcome from graduate students as well as faculty at UW-Madison. The time for our meetings next semester will be announced once presenters are finalized. Please e-mail mnguyen [at]

Congratulations to new steering committee member, Nancy Nguyen, a graduate in the Southeast Asian Studies program. We are currently seeking one more individual to serve one- and two-year terms on the committee.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Latino Immigrant Health

The Wisconsin Migration Research Group meeting on Oct 25 at 4 pm will be in Sewell Social Sciences Room 8146, which is down the hall from the Sociology dept office on the 8th Floor.

Our first research presentation of the group will be on "Latino Immigrant Health: An Intergenerational Analysis" by Steven Elías Alvarado, Dept of Sociology, UW-Madison.

Don't miss what will be an engaging discussion on research methods and a chance to nominate individuals to join our steering committee!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Meeting Wed, Oct 25, 2006 @ 4 p.m.


Next Meeting
The Wisconsin Migration Research Group will be meeting on Wed, Oct 25 @ 4pm, location TBA. (Hopefully though, we can get the Havens Centre seminar room again in Sewell).

Leadership: Steering Committee
In order to keep the group going and strengthen our leadership infrastructure, we are currently looking for two members to join the steering committee. You will work closely with Ted Gerber, Steven Alvarado, Vinthany Souvannarath, and Mytoan Nguyen. We'd like to encourage members outside of the Dept of Sociology to volunteer for this leadership position.

Website Design
Mytoan and Nancy are going to learn Dreamweaver on Sunday with STS. If you would like to submit a blurb about your research interests to the future website, please e-mail mnguyen [at]

Friday, October 06, 2006

European University Institute and other announcments

The European University Institute's Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies has a website offering migration resources for scholars and students working on this type of research:

Northwestern University's Center for African American and the Program in Asian American Studies will be convening a symposium called Point and Counterpoint on April 20 and 21, 2007. The call for papers went out, contact: and for details, the deadline is November 1, 2006 to send paper proposals.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Update on yesterday's meeting


The meeting minutes are available from our first fall 2006 meeting. E-mail mnguyen [at] if you cannot access the minutes on the public SSC drive.
“Y:\Wisconsin ImMigration Group\Meeting Minutes” which contains archives of past minutes, syllabi, articles, agendas, etc.

Mailing list: Please be sure to get onto the mailing list if you aren’t already on it. E-mail Vinthany: vsouvann [at]

Website: Check the weblog site until we get a real website up and running.

Got ideas for what speakers on migration from outside UW-Madison you'd like to see come to campus?

Monday, September 25, 2006

Berkeley's Interdisciplinary Migration Workshop link

The Wisconsin Migration Research Group would like to share another link from our friends at Berkeley: Comments on that site should be directed to Irene Bloemraad, Assistant Prof. in the Sociology dept: