Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Call for applications Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods 2020

Posted: 1/20/2020 (Conference)

The UC Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative is delighted to host the 3rd annual Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods (SIMRM), to be held at the University of California, Berkeley campus from May 26-June 5, 2020. The Institute is organized and directed by Irene Bloemraad (UCB) and Jennifer Van Hook (Pennsylvania State University). It is made possible by funding from the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Russell Sage Foundation.

The 10-day workshop will train up to 28 graduate students, early-career researchers and beginning faculty in best-practices and in methodologies especially relevant to the study of immigration and migrant populations. The 2020 program will focus on: (1) conceptualizing, measuring and imputing legal status in migration studies; (2) studying immigration through social media and computational analysis; and (3) current frontiers in research on migration and health. The institute will also include sessions on research ethics and professionalization. Each day of the institute includes a mixture of instructional lectures and hands-on practical instruction or discussion and it reserves time for feedback on participants’ work.

Complete applications must be received by February 10, 2020. Organizers will notify applicants solely through e-mail by mid-March and will ask selected applicants to confirm their participation shortly thereafter. Inquiries can be sent to the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative at Technical questions about the application portal (Fluxx) can be sent to

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Date: 05/26/2020

Deadline: 02/20/2020

Location: UC Berkeley