Challenging Urban Borders: The Geopolitics of Immigration & Segregation

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
9:00am to 5:00pm
223 Moses Hall
UC Berkeley


This conference will present contributions from young French and American scholars, studying urban and immigration issues in Europe and in the United States.

Co-Chaired by Frédérick Douzet (Paris 8) and Jack Citrin (UC Berkeley)

Presented by The France Berkeley Fund, Institute of Governmental Studies & University of Paris 8

9 am to 10.30 am : Panel 1

  • Hugo Lefebvre: "Geopolitics of an economic crisis: subprimes and foreclosures in the Northern San Joaquin Valley"
  • Mathilde Costil: "Hasidic Jews in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and Gentrification: New Frontiers?"
  • Côme Pérotin: "Roma migrants in Paris’ suburbs: between integration and rejection" 

10.45 to 12.15 : Panel 2

  • Kevin Braouezec: "Immigration and diversity in the UK: The case of the white British population in London and the far right support"
  • Hector Burga: "Spatial Politics in Metropolitan Miami, 1980-1992: Cuban American Crisis, Community Development, and Empowerment"

Discussant: Alex Schafran

1.30pm to 3pm : Panel 3

  • Yohann Le Moigne: "Gang Territories and ‘Race' Rivalries in Compton, California"
  • Justin M. Levitt: "Getting what you want: Bargaining with San Diego's Redistricting Commission"
  • Thibaud de Fortescu: "Immigration in Sevilla: spatial concentration or socio-spatial segregation?"

3.15pm- to 4.45pm : Panel 4

  • Guilhem Marotte: "Geography of Violence in a Post-conflict Belfast"
  • Nazita Lajevardi: "Presentation of a research experiment"

Discussant: Alex Schafran