Spring 2018 GIRN Meeting

Spring 2018 Georgia Immigration Research Network (GIRN) Meeting

"Immigration and Immigrant Integration in Georgia and the U.S. South"

  • Georgia Immigration Research Network GIRN 2018 FlyerWhat: Spring 2018 Georgia Immigration Research Network (GIRN) Meeting: Immigration and Immigrant Integration in Georgia and the U.S. South. A one-day mini conference for researchers, practitioners, and graduate and undergraduate students. 
  • When: Friday, May 4, 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Parking: KSU Guests may park in lot P51 just to the west of the student center on the Marietta Campus, and there is no fee for parking (KSU Marietta Campus Map). 

Program Agenda

The May 4 GIRN meeting program agenda is available here


Please register to attend the conference (regardless of whether or not you are submitting a presentation proposal) at the link below:

Call for Proposals (Now Closed)

The Georgia Immigration Research Network invites researchers, faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and practitioners to submit presentation proposals to be included in a full-day mini-conference on immigration and immigrant integration in Georgia and the U.S. South. The conference takes place at Kennesaw State University (Marietta Campus) on Friday, May 4, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 

We welcome submissions that address the following themes (these are suggestions and this is not an exhaustive list), particularly as they apply to Georgia and the broader U.S. South:

  • Immigration and refugee policy
  • Immigrant and refugee integration and receptivity, including municipal and regional initiatives
  • Ways in which state and local leaders promote (or impede) immigrant integration
  • The role of non-governmental organizations – such as nonprofit organizations, labor unions, faith-based institutions, educational organizations, business organizations, student groups, and foundations – in immigrant and refugee integration
  • Urban coalitions/collaborations and immigrant/refugee integration
  • Immigrant political participation of various forms
  • Immigrant entrepreneurship and cities
  • City policies and practices (e.g., language access, municipal ID cards, sanctuary, legal services, voting rights, housing, education, etc.) and their impact on immigrant communities
  • Refugee resettlement
  • Policing and immigrants
  • Protests and immigrant rights
  • Urban media and immigrants
  • Urban (re)development and immigrants
  • Cities, immigrant rights, and federalism, especially in light of new and changing policies at the federal level
  • Relationships among municipal immigrant integration efforts, city branding strategies, and economic development initiatives

Researchers, faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and practitioners interested in participating should submit a 300-word proposal. Please use the online presentation proposal submission form below. Proposals must be received by March 22, 2018 in order to be considered. Decisions will be announced by April 2, 2018. We will accept individual proposals, but not panel proposals. Questions can be directed to Dr. Paul McDaniel at pmcdan11@kennesaw.edu.