Beyond the Border:
Putting Central American Migration in Context
September 10, 2019 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Much attention has been paid to the policies toward migrants on the U.S. southern border. Less has been paid to the circumstances driving the migration. Princeton Sociologist Douglas Massey is a leader in understanding international migration and Latin America. Join us as he puts the current migration crisis in historical context, discusses the effects of U.S. policy, and examines the different forces driving migration from sending countries.
Doug Massey is Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, with a joint appointment in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, he is the current president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and is a member of the Council of the National Academy of Sciences and co-editor of the Annual Review of Sociology. He currently serves as Director of the Office of Population Research. Massey’s research focuses on international migration, race and housing, discrimination, education, urban poverty, stratification, and Latin America, especially Mexico. He is the author, most recently, of Brokered Boundaries: Constructing Immigrant Identity in Anti-Immigrant Times, coauthored with Magaly Sanchez and Published by the Russell Sage Foundation.
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