February, 20 — regular seminar
Topic: “The Eurasian Migration System in Comparative Perspective: Opportunities, Progress, and Agenda”
Speaker: Ted Gerber (Professor of sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison)
The rapid rise of the Eurasian migration system, which nowadays consists mainly of labor migration to Russia, offers great potential for applying, reformulating, and expanding broader social science theories regarding the drivers and consequences of international migration, immigrant experiences, and migration policy. Despite a marked growth in empirical studies of different aspects of migration to Russia, progress has been uneven in terms of using the Eurasian case to engage broader social science perspectives and in drawing on such perspectives to produce insight about Russia. The lecture provides an overview of the empirical literature, identifies points of potential engagement with migration theory, assesses progress toward incorporating the Russian case into comparative perspectives (and vice versa), and outlines an agenda for future research that will more effectively incorporate Russia and Eurasia into the comparative literature.
Gerber T. (2020-02-20) Presentation (PDF, 3.02 Мб)
Everyone interested is invited!
Working language is English.
Videoconference with Moscow office of the LCSR (Krivokolenny Pereulok, 3, room 3-333) will be provided.