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
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.