Faculty Enrichment Lecture: “Refuge Beyond Reach: How Rich Democracies Repel Asylum Seekers" by David FitzGerald


Tuesday, September 17, 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm


RLL 4th Floor Faculty Lounge

David Scott FitzGerald is Theodore E. Gildred Chair in U.S.-Mexican Relations, Professor of Sociology, and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies. His research analyzes policies regulating migration and asylum in countries of origin, transit, and destination. FitzGerald’s forthcoming book, Refugee Beyond Reach: How Rich Democracies Repel Asylum Seekers (Oxford University Press 2019), analyzes how governments in North America, the EU, and Australia try to keep asylum seekers from reaching their territories. His previous books include Culling the Masses: The Democratic Roots of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas (Harvard University Press, 2014), which won the American Sociological Association’s “Distinguished Scholarly Book Award”and Nation of Emigrants: How Mexico Manages its Migration (University of California Press, 2008)His current projects include directing the California Immigration Research Initiative. FitzGerald was honored with the “Award for Public Sociology” from the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association in 2013 and frequently provides comment to local, national, and international media.

Please join in welcoming Prof. FitzGerald to William S. Boyd School of Law for his Faculty Enrichment lecture on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.