Néstor P. Rodríguez
Professor — Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
Professor, Department of Sociology
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 512.232.8072
- Office: BUR 580
- Campus Mail Code: A1700
Nestor Rodriguez has conducted international research in Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador, and has traveled and lectured in China and Japan. His present research focuses on Guatemalan migration, U.S. deportations to Mexico and Central America, the unauthorized migration of unaccompanied minors, evolving relations between Latinos and African Americans/Asian Americans, and ethical and human rights issues of border enforcement.
LAS 381 • International Migration
M 300pm-600pm BUR 214
(also listed as
MAS 392, SOC 389K )
This seminar focuses on diverse patterns (Latin American, Asian, etc.) of international migration, how they are organized and how they affect societies and their populations across world regions. The topics addressed in the seminar include the following: historical and macro contexts of migration, the social organization of migration, gender/women and migration, impacts of economic restructuring, migration of highly skilled workers, levels of social incorporation, theories of international migration, state policies for immigration, restrictions against migrants, impacts of migration on sending communities and settlement areas.
Texts (others may be added or exchanged for listed ones)
Stephen Castles & Mark J. Miller. 2009. The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World. Guilford Press.
Ruben Hernández-León. 2008. Metropolitan Migrants: The Migration of Urban Mexicans to the United States. UC Press.
Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo (ed.). 2003. Gender and U.S. Immigration: Contemporary Trends. UC Press.
Anthony M. Messina & Gallya Lahav (eds.). 2006. The Migration Reader: Exploring Politics and Policies. Lynne Rienner.
United Nations. 2009. Human Development Report: 2009, Overcoming Barriers: Human Mobility and Development. United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Palgrave Macmillian. (FREE on-line!)
Li Zhang. 2001. Strangers in the City: Reconfigurations of Space, Power, and Social Networks within China’s Floating Population. Stanford University Press.
Five reaction papers, 3-5 pages (100 points; 45% of total grade)
Seminar paper (100 points; 45% of total grade)
Seminar participation (22 points; 10% of total grade)