McGill Immigration, Race and Ethnicity (IRE) workshop

Workshop goal

This interdisciplinary workshop brings together scholars from across different disciplines and faculties at McGill and other local universities who share a common interest in issues of migration, race and/or ethnicity. Founded in 2015 by Professor Zoua Vang (CPD member and McGill Dept of Sociology), the goal of the workshop is to circulate works-in-progress in order to elicit feedback and suggestions for improving scholarly work such as dissertation chapters, journal articles, and conference papers. Papers are circulated two weeks in advance so that the majority of the meeting can be spent on feedback and discussion. We meet on a monthly basis on Thursdays or Tuesdays from 12 to 1 PM. To inquire about or to attend the IRE workshop, email Zoua Vang zoua.vang [at] mcgill.ca (subject: IRE%20workshop) (HERE).

 

WINTER 2017

  Date/location presenter discussant title

12-1pm Tues Jan 24, 2017

Leacock Building Room 819

Allison Harell, Professeure régulière and Chaire de recherche UQAM en psychologie politique de la solidarité sociale

Jan Doering, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, McGill

Diversity and the Acceptance of Religious Symbols in Public Life: An Extension of the Contact Hypothesis

12-1pm Tues Mar 14, 2017

Peterson Hall, Room 310

Yoko Yoshida, Professor, Department of Sociology, Dalhousie University

Bilkis Vissandjee, Professor, School of Nursing, Université de Montréal

Multi-dimensional integration: Measuring the relationships among economic and socio-cultural dimensions in Canada

 

12-1pm Tues Apr 11, 2017

Andrea Brabette, graduate student, Faculté des sciences infirmières, Universite de Montréal

Zoua Vang, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, McGill

 

FALL 2016

  Date/Location Presenter Discussant Title

Zoua Vang Assistant Professor, Sociology McGill University and Centre on Population Dynamics

Thursday, September 29th 12-1pm Peterson Hall, room 116

Zoua Vang, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, McGill University

Okan Özdemir, stagiaire chercheur, Faculté des sciences infirmières, Université de Montréal

‘You are naturally leery of living next to them’: How race, class, and immigration influences neighborhood racial composition preferences in Ireland

Antoine Bilodeau, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Concordia University

Thursday, October 20, 12-1pm Peterson Hall, room 116

Antoine Bilodeau, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Concordia University

Benjamin Forest, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, McGill University

Belonging: Feeling attached and feeling accepted among immigrants in Canada

Jennifer Elrick Assistant Professor, Sociology, McGill University

Thursday, November 17, 12-1pm Peterson Hall, room 116

Jennifer Elrick, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, McGill University

Morton Weinfeld, Professor, Department of Sociology, McGill University

From Immigration Policy on the Books to Immigration Policy in Practice: Reassessing Germany’s Characterization as a Typical Guest Worker Country

 

WINTER 2016

  Date/location PRESENTER DISCUSSANT TITLE

PhD Candidate Matvey Lomonosov

February 25, 2016/ Peterson Hall 310/ 12-1pm

Matvey Lomonosov. PhD candidate, Sociology, McGill

Benjamin Forest, Associate Professor, Geography & Political Science, McGill

Creating the Homeland: Myths of Antiquity among Early Albanian Diasporics and Making of Albania

 

March 24, 2016/ Peterson Hall 310/ 12-1pm

Astrid Flénon, PhD candidate, Demography, Universite de Montreal and Alain Gagnon, Professor, Demography, Universite de Montreal

Yi-Sheng Chao, Postdoctoral Fellow, 

Centre de recherche du CHUM, Universite de Montreal

The Healthy Immigrant Effect: Results of a Meta-analysis on Self-rated General Health

Benjamin Forest Associate Professor, Geography and Political Science, McGill

April 28, 2016/ Peterson Hall 310/ 12-1pm

Benjamin Forest, Associate Professor, Geography and Political Science, McGill

TBD

Representing Diversity: Candidates in the 2015 Canadian Federal Election

 

FALL 2015

  Date/location PRESENTER DISCUSSANT TITLE

Professor Richard Bourhis

December 10, 2015/ Peterson Hall 116/ 12-1pm

Richard Bourhis, Professor, Psychology, UQAM

Mort Weinfeld

Why leave Quebec ? Intergroup attitudes and willingness of Quebec Francophones and Anglophones

Professor Ilju Kim

December 10, 2015/ Peterson Hall 116/ 12-1pm

Ilju Kim, PhD candidate, Sociology, McGill

Matvey Lomonosov

TBA

 

WINTER 2015

DATE DATE PRESENTER DISCUSSANT TITLE

Post-doctoral Researcher Marketa Seidlova

January 15, 2015* Marketa Seidlova, post-doctoral researcher, Charles University, Czech Republic N/A Local integration policies towards foreigners: transatlantic comparison

Assistant Professor Thomas Soehl

March 12, 2015** Thomas Soehl, Assistant Professor, Sociology, and Centre on Population Dynamics member, McGill Claudia Masferrer Intergenerational transmission of religion in migrant families: Evidence from France

Professor Bilkis Vissandjee

March 26, 2015* Bilkis Vissandjee, Professor, School of Nursing, Université de Montréal Lauren Maxwell Migration, Ethnicity, Culture, Sex and Gender : Intersections of Challenges for Quality and Ethical Care

Mariona Lozano Riera

April 9, 2015** Mariona Lozano Riera, Post-doctoral researcher, Centre on Population Dynamics, McGill TBD Labor-market trajectories of migrant workers in Spain: occupational mobility before and after the 2008 economic crisis

*Format: regular talk; 40 minutes of presentation by speaker, followed by 20 minutes Q&A
**Format: 20-25 minutes of presentation/summary of paper by presenter, followed by 10 minutes of feedback by discussant, then open up for 15-20 minutes of Q&A by audience. Paper will be distributed to workshop members two weeks in advance.

12-1pm Tues Jan 24, 2017

Leacock Building Room 819