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The Migration Seminar: Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus

Tid: 2017-05-10 12:00 -- 2017-05-10 13:00
Plats: Lounge room, 9th floor, Niagara, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö University
Målgrupp: all interested in research

Welcome to a lunch seminar with Stefanie Chambers, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut


Book presentation: Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus: Immigrant Incorporation in New Destinations. Temple University Press, 2017.


During the 1990s, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota and Columbus, Ohio experienced an influx of Somali refugees. These refugees found low-skill jobs in warehouses and food processing plants and struggled as social "outsiders," often facing discrimination based on their religious traditions, dress, and misconceptions that they are terrorists. This lecture will address the refugee experience in Midwestern cities where new immigrant communities are growing.  Chambers' research examines how culture and history influence the incorporation of Somali immigrants in the U.S., and discusses policy changes that can advance rather than impede new immigrant incorporation.

The seminar will be held in English. 

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Christian Fernández
Associate Professor in Political Science
Department of Global Political Studies and
Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare
Malmö University
205 06 Malmö
Phone: +46 (0)40 665 73 51
E-mail: christian.fernandez@mah.se

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