The Global Market of Unskilled Labor
A Research Conference
Friday, October 25, 2013
Student Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room
8:30am Registration Check-in & Coffee Reception
9:00am Welcome: M. Anne Visser, Ph.D., Conference Chair
Assistant Professor, Community and Regional Development
Department of Human Ecology
David Campbell, Ph.D., Vice Chair
Community and Regional Development
Community Studies Specialist, UC Cooperative Extension
Mary Delany, Ph.D., Interim Dean
College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
John and Joan Fiddyment Endowed Chair in Agriculture, Department of Animal Science
9:30am - 11:15am Moderator: M. Anne Visser, Ph.D.
The Economic, Political, and Social Contexts of Migration and the Informal Economy
Migration and the Informalization of Low-Wage Work: Examining an Empirically Evasive Relationship
Sam Scott, Ph.D. University of Gloucestershire (United Kingdom)
The Invisible Hand?: Understanding the Placement of Migrants in Low Wage and Informal Employment in the United States
Hector R. Cordero-Guzman, Ph.D. Baruch College, CUNY (United States)
The Informal Economy and Immigrants’ Labor Market Regularization
Edwin J. Meléndez, Ph.D. Hunter College, CUNY (United States)
Incorporation of Multiple Forms of an “Informal” Labor Force in Changing Japanese Labor Markets: Analysis in the Local and Global Context
Akihiro Koido, Ph.D Hitotsubashi University (Japan)
11:30am - 1:00 pm Moderator: David Kyle, Ph.D.
Migration and Informal Employment: Analyses of the Construction Sector
Power through Problem Solving: Latino Immigrants and the Incompleteness of Economic Restructuring
Nichola J. Lowe, Ph.D. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (United States)
Culture at Work: Polish Migrants in the Ethnic Division of Labor on Norwegian Construction Sites
Jon Horgen Friberg, Ph.D. Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies (Norway)
Day Labor after the Great Recession: The View from Seattle
Nik Theodore, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago (United States)
Lunch – SCC Patio, 1:00-2:00PM (Registered Conference Participants Only)
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Keynote Address - Alejandro Portes, Ph.D. Princeton University
3:15pm - 5:00pm Moderator: Erin R. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Migration and Informal Employment: Analyses of the Agriculture Sector
Immigration and Farm Labor Markets
Philip Martin, Ph.D. University of California, Davis (United States)
Contextualizing Global Labor Migration: How Norway’s Docile, Disempowered, and Detached Migrant
Farm Workers became Integrated into the Welfare State
Johan Fredrik Rye, Ph.D. Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)
Beach Pebble Stone Workers in Mexico’s Baja California: The Formation of a Transnational Market
Christian Zlolniski, Ph.D. The University of Texas at Arlington (United States)
Farmworkers in California Organic Agriculture: Lessons from a Critical Case Study
Thea Rittenhouse & Ryan Galt, Ph.D. University
of California, Davis (United States)
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Walter E. Buehler Alumni & Visitor Center, AGR Room
8:30am Registration Check-in & Coffee Reception
9:00am - 10:30am Moderator: Chris Benner, Ph.D.
Migration and Informal Employment: Analyses of the Service Sector
Advancing Political Citizenship: Social Economy Organizations and the Translocal Policy Subsystems Surrounding Low Wage Migrant Service Workers in the United States
Lisa Kresge University of California, Davis (United States)
State Labor Brokerage, the Migration Industry and Informal Workers: A Case Study of Filipino Caregivers
Robyn Rodriguez, Ph.D. University of California, Davis (United States)
Understanding the Determinants of Engaging in Informal Domestic Work: The Experience of Migrant Women in Sacramento
Guadalupe Rodriguez University of California, Davis (United States)
10:30am - 12:15pm Moderator: Nik Theodore, Ph.D.
The Socioeconomic Integration of Migrants Engaged in the Informal Economy
Global Trends of Unskilled Labor Migrations
Giovanni Peri, Ph.D. University of California, Davis (United States)
Toward the Transnational Social Question: Social Inequalities Out of Social Protection
Thomas Faist, Ph.D. Bielefeld University (Germany)
Promoting Integration from the Margins: Social Economy Organizations and the Socioeconomic Inclusion of Migrants Engaged in Informal Employment
M. Anne Visser, Ph.D. University of California, Davis (United States)
Upgrading Informality: Organizing, Regulating, and Worker Centers
Abel Valenzuela, Jr., Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Lunch – Alumni Center, Moss Patio, 12:30-1:30PM
(Registered Conference Participants Only)
1:30pm - 2:45pm Moderator: Luis E. Guarnizo, Ph.D.
Closing Round Table
Alejandro Portes, Ph.D.
Thomas Faist, Ph.D.
Giovanni Peri, Ph.D.
Hector R. Cordero-Guzman, Ph.D
M. Anne Visser, Ph.D.