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Symbolic Boundaries Toward Immigrants in Europe


March 24, 2016
2:15pm - 4:00pm
Goldman Room, Busch Hall
March 24, 2016
2:15pm - 4:00pm
Goldman Room, Busch Hall

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Jessica Tollette's research examines how race affects immigrant integration and intergroup relations in Spain. Using in depth interviews with Nigerian, Moroccan and Dominican immigrants as well as native Spaniards in Madrid, she explores the impact of new and diverse immigrants on Spanish society.

Kristina Bakkær Simonsen’s research concerns the identificational integration of immigrants in Western democracies, with a special focus on how host national boundary drawing affects immigrants’ feelings of belonging and attachment to the host nation. She examines this using both quantitative techniques on cross-national survey data, and qualitative interviews with second-generation immigrants in Denmark and Sweden.

Papers are available here:
https://ces.fas.harvard.edu/files/events/20160324_Simonsen_What_does_it_take_to_be_Danish.pdf

https://ces.fas.harvard.edu/files/events/20160324_JTollette_Making_Sense_of_Integration_March2016.pdf

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