Great Books to Read
The Politics of Immigration: Partisanship, Demographic Change, and American National Identity (Oxford University Press) by Professor Tom K. Wong, University of California, San Diego. More information
South-North Migration of the EU Citizens in Times of Crisis edited by Professors Jean-Michel Lafleur (University of Liege, Belgium) and Mikolaj Stanek (University of Salamanca, Spain). The book is freely available to download from Springer website. Download
Culling The Masses: The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas (Harvard University Press) by Professors David FitzGerald (University of California, San Diego) and David Cook-Martín (Grinnell College). More information
After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace (Princeton University Press) By John D. Skrentny. More information
A New Study of the Center for Migration Studies of New York
On January 31, 2017, the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) released a study on the impact of President Donald Trump’s large-scale deportation plan on US families and the US economy. The report provides a statistical portrait of the US undocumented population, with an emphasis on the social and economic condition of mixed-status households (that is, households that contain a US citizen and an undocumented resident). The study finds that mass deportations would plunge millions of US families into poverty, cost $118 billion to care for US-Citizen children of deported parents, imperil the housing market, and reduce GDP. More information
My Last Research Paper
"I’m Neither Racist nor Xenophobic, but: Dissecting European Attitudes towards a Ban on Muslims’ Immigration", November 2016. Under Review.
Abstract: During his presidential campaign, the new elected President of U.S., Donald Trump, called for a complete ban on Muslims from entering the United States. Although numerous European observers have been shocked by his racist proposal, this paper found that a sizeable proportion of Europeans support a similar ban in their own countries, e.g. Czech Republic (54%), Hungary (51%), Estonia (42%), Poland (33%), and Portugal (33%). The paper also provides evidence that racism and immigration phobia play a key role in shaping Europeans’ support of a ban on Muslim immigration. This finding challenges the discourse and campaigns of the populist groups who exploit the ‘Islamization of Europe’ rhetoric successfully and use various pretexts to justify a call for a ban on Muslims’ immigration, e.g. the threat to security, secularism, democracy, Western ‘identity’, culture and values.
My Last Published Article
My article "In debates about migration, we ignore a huge proportion of highly-skilled women" published on February 8, 2017 on The Conversation. To read.