Keynote Address: After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace
10/25/2013, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Flynn Auditorium (Google map of this location)
John D. Skrentny is co-director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies and Professor of Sociology at the University of California-San Diego. His research focuses on law, politics and access to employment, as well as comparative analysis of immigration policy. He is the author, most recently, of After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace (Princeton University Press, 2014), and his articles have appeared in scholarly journals such as American Journal of Sociology, Georgetown Law Journal, and International Migration Review, and also popular media outlets including CNN.com and Le Monde Diplomatique.
Skrentny’s research has been supported by the Guggenheim Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the National Science Foundation, among others. His current research projects include an analysis of the use of training by scientists and engineers to improve their skill sets and transition to new employment sectors; a comparative analysis of immigration policy in North America, Europe and East Asia; and a study of the politics of immigration reform in the U.S.
A reception for those attending the keynote address will be held at 3:15 p.m.
This event is the keynote address to a day-long private conference, "Debating Racial Reality," and is co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Political Science Department, the Vanderbilt Program in Law & Government, the Vanderbilt Social Justice Program, Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center and the Vanderbilt Program in African American and Diaspora Studies