Cambio Center News - January 2008
New Cambio Center fellow Rebecca G. Martínez
We welcome Becky Martínez, Visiting Assistant Professor in Psychological Sciences, and coordinator of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Multicultural Certificate (http://multicultural.missouri.edu/), as a Cambio Center fellow.
She is interested on identity, cultural knowledge, and health issues and the effects of assimilation on health, as well as on reproductive health. More broadly, her interests include the experience of immigrant women from Mexico and Central America. She speaks fluent Spanish.
Cambio de Colores 2008 Conference
The Conference Planning Committee, under the leadership of fellow Lisa Flores, is giving the last touches to the conference’s program. The brochure will be sent to print soon. Registration is already open for this Seventh Annual meeting. Details will be available at the conference website (www.cambiodecolores.org).
Also of interest:
- The Center for Multicultural Research, Training and Consultation (CMRTC) will be offering a diversity course in the spring 2008 semester: “Experiencing Cultural Diversity in the U.S.” (course ESCP 4087, four sections available) is aimed at undergraduates. For more information, please contact Cambio Center student fellow Kawika Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Impending deadline: Deadline for the 2008 Global Scholars Program: 15 of January – Call is available on line
Books at the Center
Available at the Cambio Center:
- Sonia Nazario: Enrique's Journey and also the Spanish version: La travesía de Enrique —the real-life story of a boy that goes from Tegucigalpa to Nuevo Laredo, looking for his immigrant mother. Sonia Nazario has won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for her reporting of Enrique’s experience. (www.enriquesjourney.com)
- Daniel J. Tichenor: Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America—a history of immigration policy in the United States (More info at the publisher’s page)
- Bill Ong Hing: Deporting Our Souls. Values, Morality, and Immigration Policy—a current discussion of major immigration policy issues (More info at the publisher’s page)
- Eduardo González Viaña: El corrido de Dante—a magic-realism novel (in Spanish) about an immigrant’s life (More info at the publisher’s page)
Publications of interest (available online)
- Randy Capps, Rosa Maria Castañeda, Ajay Chaudry, Robert Santos: Paying the Price: The Impact of Immigration Raids on America’s Children, A Report by The Urban Institute for the National Council of La Raza, Washington, D.C., 2007
- Shirin Hakimzadeh and D'Vera Cohn: English Usage Among Hispanics in the United States, Pew Hispanic Center, November 29, 2007
- Paul Taylor and Richard Fry, Pew Hispanic Center: Hispanics and the 2008 Election: A Swing Vote?, Pew Hispanic Center, December 6, 2007
- Pew Hispanic Center. 2007 National Survey of Latinos: As Illegal Immigration Issue Heats Up, Hispanics Feel a Chill. Washington, DC, December 2007.
- Aaron Terrazas, Jeanne Batalova, Velma Fan: Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants in the United States, Migration Policy Institute, October 2007
- Margie McHugh, Julia Gelatt, and Michael Fix: Adult English Language Instruction in the United States: Determining Need and Investing Wisely, Migration Policy Institute, July 2007 (PDF, 24 pp.) Other MPI fact sheets and reports are also available. (MPI examines migration policy and facts worldwide, with a major focus on the U.S. and Europe.
The following is not fresh, but it includes a good discussion and also a wealth of references. You may want to download the 58-page PDF document, which includes a thorough bibliographical review of economic contributions of immigrants. Look for download links at the bottom of that page:
- Lipman, Francine J. , "Taxing Undocumented Immigrants: Separate, Unequal and Without Representation" . Tax Lawyer, Spring 2006 Available at SSRN.
WebJunction, an online community for library staff, has a valuable Spanish Language Outreach Program
Hispanic Yearbook - Anuario Hispano: An information resource guide for the Hispanic community, with lists and statistics on businesses, career guidance, education, media and health. A Unique Resource and Referral Guide for and About Hispanic Americans. Advertising and marketing services specializing in Latino and African-American markets.