Migration Exchanges Series

The Center sponsors a series each semester on topics related to immigration. These informal presentations allow faculty members and graduate students across the campus an opportunity to share works-in-progress to audiences of interested students and faculty and to provide an environment for networking and intellectual collaboration.




Trespassers? Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia



Over the last few decades, California’s Silicon Valley has become not only the world’s technological epicenter, but also one of the fastest growing, and most racially and ethnically diverse regions in the U.S. Spurred by the rise of tech giants like Google and Facebook, the region has attracted diverse, highly-educated immigrants from across the globe, particularly Asia. These migrants have built their new lives among the region’s many predominately white, middle-class suburbs. Trespassers? explores the dreams and struggles of Asian Americans as they have made their homes in Silicon Valley suburbia, and the tensions that have often emerged over the region’s changing character. Join Dr. Willow Lung-Amam as she discusses her new book on the vital role of immigrants in the changing urban landscape and their fight for inclusion within the suburban American Dream.


February 20, 2018
4:00 pm
2120 Francis Scott Key Hall, Merrill Room


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