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Transnational Migrant Connections in the U.S. & Europe

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
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How have new means of communication transformed the connections between migrants and their homelands? While many point optimistically to a “death of distance,” wherein new and proliferating technologies supposedly bring immigrants ever-closer to their families, data shows that communications between migrants and loved ones at home remain erratic and vulnerable. Roger Waldinger, distinguished professor of sociology at UCLA, is the author of six books on international migration. 

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