Events

Oct 17
Lives Split in Two: DACA and the Limits of Semi-Citizenship 5:30 p.m.

Featuring Roberto G. Gonzales,  author of the award-winning book Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America. Gonzales is the Richard Perry...
Lives Split in Two: DACA and the Limits of Semi-Citizenship
October 17
5:30–7:00 p.m.
William W. Knight Law Center 175

Featuring Roberto G. Gonzales,  author of the award-winning book Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America. Gonzales is the Richard Perry University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, with appointments in the Department of Sociology and the Graduate School of Education.

Gonzales' research focuses on factors that shape and reduce economic, legal, and social inequalities among vulnerable and hard-to-reach youth populations as they transition to adulthood. He is the founding director of the Penn Migration Initiative, which advances and promotes scholarship and intellectual exchange around issues of immigration policy and immigrant communities. Gonzales has also held faculty positions at Harvard University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Washington.

Since 2002, Gonzales has carried out one of the most comprehensive studies of undocumented immigrants in the United States. In addition to Lives in Limbo, which is based on an in-depth study that followed 150 undocumented young adults in Los Angeles for twelve years, Gonzales conducted the seven-year longitudinal National UnDACAmented Research Project, which included surveying 2,700 undocumented young adults and conducting 500 in-depth interviews on their experiences following President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

 

 

Apr 24
Bob Bussel Labor History Lecture 7:00 p.m.

Will Jones, professor of history at the University of Minnesota, will deliver the Bob Bussel Labor History Lecture on April 24, 2025. The UO Labor Education and Research Center...
Bob Bussel Labor History Lecture
April 24
7:00 p.m.–8:30 a.m.
William W. Knight Law Center Room 175

Will Jones, professor of history at the University of Minnesota, will deliver the Bob Bussel Labor History Lecture on April 24, 2025.

The UO Labor Education and Research Center (LERC) created the lecture in recognition of Bob Bussel’s years of service as LERC’s director and an affiliated member of the UO history department.  The lecture features historians with a distinguished record of scholarship, a commitment to public history, and an interest in labor and working-class issues.  Will Jones is a professor of history at the University of Minnesota with a particular interest in issues of race and class.  Professor Jones is the author of two books and numerous articles on labor and working-class history.  He is also a past president of the Labor and Working-Class History Association.