Migration Studies Initiative (MSI)

All are welcome to attend the presentations and events organized by the Migration Studies Initiative. 

Upcoming Events:

Monday, April 12th - 5:00pm 

We Are Not Dreamers: A Book Launch and Discussion 

Join the Migration Studies Initiative (MSI) book launch of We Are Not Dreamers: Undocumented Scholars Theorize Undocumented Life in the United States (Duke University Press, 2020). All are welcome to learn and discuss how we can move forward in supporting undocumented youth without replicating the Dreamer narrative. 


Wednesday, April 14 - 1:00pm

The Gendered Relationship Between Migration and NCD Risk: Evidence from a rural South African population

Sociology graduate student and PSTC trainee Chantel Pheiffer will present some of her dissertation research on how migration affects the risk of non-communicable diseases. 


Monday, April 26 - 1:00pm

Deborah Frempong, Graduate Student, Anthropology

Wednesday, May 5 - 12:00pm

Grazia Deng, Postdoctoral Research Associate, PSTC 


Past Events: 

Wednesday, March 17 - 12 pm

Cyril Bennouna, Graduate Student, Political Science
"The Role of Culturally Responsive Social and Emotional Learning in Supporting Refugee Inclusion and Belonging: A Thematic Analysis of Service Provider Perspectives." 

In this talk, Bennouna will discuss the opportunities that schoolwide social and emotional learning (SEL) efforts may present for supporting refugee integration and belonging, particularly for young refugees resettled to the U.S. from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, who face significant acculturative stressors. 

Zoom link