Neoliberalism and the Rescaling of American Citizenship: Rethinking the Politics of Immigration. Seminar with Robyn Rodriguez
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 10:00am

Join Professor Robyn Rodriguez in the seminar

Neoliberalism and the Rescaling of American Citizenship: Rethinking the Politics of Immigration


Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Neuberger Hall 407 | 724 SW Harrison (Click here for information about accessing PSU and visitor parking options)

The workshop will draw on the research Robyn Rodriguez has been doing on her book, In Lady Liberty's Shadow which is on race and immigration in New Jersey.
To get copies of the workshop papers, follow the links below or email us at
(Dis)unity and Diversity in Post-9 ⁄ 11 America
Fighting for Fatherhood and Family: Immigrant Detainees’ Struggles for Rights

Free and open to the public.

Robyn Rodriguez' 2010 book Migrants for Export: How the Philippines Brokers Labor to the World (University of Minnesota Press) has recently won awards from the Association of American Geographers and the Association for Asian American Studies. Robyn Magalit Rodriguez is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at UC Davis. Prior to UC Davis she taught in the Department of Sociology at Rutgers University. Dr. Rodriguez received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Rodriguez’s scholarship is broadly concerned with understanding how processes of globalization, particularly international migration, impact the societies that migrants leave and the societies to which they move. She is interested both in globalization “from above” and globalization “from below.” Rodriguez’s recent book MIgrants for Export (University of Minnestora Press 2010) focused on the role of the Philippine state as a “broker” of gendered and racialized global workers. 

You might also be interested in Robyn Rodriguez' lecture Transnational Feminist Perspectives From Migrant Women Workers on Thursday, Feb.14 at 2 p.m.

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Co-Sponsored by Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Portland Center for Public Humanities, Dept of Sociology, Dept of Anthropology, Dept of Child & Family Studies.

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