Directions to Andrews Conference Room:
Enter the Social
Sciences & Humanities Building through the Letters & Science
Dean’s Office entrance (arch and glass doors). Stairs and
elevator are located just inside; proceed to the second floor.
Andrews is on the right side of the hall, 2203 SS&H.
Some eleven million undocumented immigrants reside in the United
States, carving out lives amid a growing web of surveillance that
threatens their and their families’ societal
presence. Engage and Evade examines how undocumented
immigrants navigate complex dynamics of surveillance and
punishment, providing an extraordinary portrait of fear and hope
on the margins.
Jackelyn Hwang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of
Sociology and a faculty affiliate at the Center for Comparative
Studies in Race and Ethnicity and the Urban Studies
Program. Jackelyn’s main research interests are in the
fields of urban sociology, race and ethnicity, immigration, and
inequality. In particular, her research examines the relationship
between how neighborhoods change and the persistence of
neighborhood inequality by race and class in US cities.
Lucie Schmidt is an empirical microeconomist working in the
fields of labor, health and the economics of the family. Specific
research areas include U.S. social safety net programs with a
particular focus on programs for individuals with disabilities;
retirement security; and the economics of marriage and fertility
decisions. She is also a research associate at the National
Bureau of Economic Research and a co-editor of the Review of
the Economics of the Household.
Heather Bullock is a Professor of Psychology and Director of
the Blum Center on Poverty, Social Enterprise, &
Participatory Governance. Her research focuses on social
psychological dimensions of economic (in)justice. She is
interested in how members of different socioeconomic groups
understand and justify poverty and wealth, as well as their own
relative status. Much of her work in this area examines how
classist stereotypes and attributions for poverty influence
support for various welfare and anti-poverty policies.
Rene Crespin is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of
Economics at Michigan State University. His research focuses on
examining levers that lessen or exacerbate inequality,
specifically in terms of schools, housing, and neighborhoods.
Among his ongoing projects, he studies the economic and social
impacts of education and immigration policies.
Dr. Crespin will be joining us for a week through the Institute
for Research on Poverty Visiting Scholar Program.