Immigrant Integration in U.S. Cities: Past Lessons, Current Practices, and Future Directions
May 5, 2017 / Baruch College / NYC
Call for proposals (closed)
We invite faculty, graduate students, and practitioners to submit proposals for a full-day conference on “Immigrant Integration in U.S. Cities: Past Lessons, Current Practices, and Future Directions.” The conference takes place at Baruch College, CUNY in New York City on Friday, May 5th, 2017.
The cities of the United States have long been and continue to be important sites for immigrant integration. The conference turns attention to the role of city institutions and actors – both governmental and non-governmental – in promoting and defending immigrant rights and immigrant integration policies and practices. We welcome contributions focusing on the past, present, and future, as well as contributions from disciplines ranging from political science, public policy/public administration, sociology, history, law, and economics to anthropology.
We welcome submissions that address the following themes -- the list is suggestive only:
How city officials and city agencies promote (or impede) immigrant integration
The role of non-governmental organizations – such as nonprofit organizations, labor unions, faith-based institutions, business organizations, student groups, and foundations – in immigrant integration
Urban coalitions/collaborations and immigrant integration
Immigrant political participation of various forms in cities
Immigrant entrepreneurs and cities
City policies and practices (e.g., language access, municipal ID cards, sanctuary, legal services, voting rights, housing, education, etc.) and their impact on immigrant communities
The refugee crisis and cities
Policing and immigrants in cities
Protests and immigrant rights in cities
Urban media and immigrants
Urban (re)development and immigrants
Cities, immigrant rights, and federalism, especially in light of new policies from the Trump administration
Faculty, graduate students, and practitioners interested in participating should submit a 300-word proposal (use the form below; please submit in Word format) to Professor Els de Graauw (Els.deGraauw@baruch.cuny.edu). Proposals must be received by March 24th, 2017 in order to be considered. Decisions will be announced by April 2nd, 2017. We will accept individual proposals, but not panel proposals. Questions can be directed to Prof. de Graauw.