Douglas S. Massey, a Princeton University professor and the author of several books on immigration, will discuss “Understanding America’s Immigration Crisis” Friday, Nov. 9, at the University of Central. Florida.
Massey will examine whether immigrants are an important economic resource and source of cultural diversity or whether illegal immigrants have a negative impact on society, including the culture and economy. His talk, which is free and open to the public, will be at 10 a.m. in room 117 of the UCF Teaching Academy.
Massey is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton. He also is president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and a past president of the American Sociological Association and the Population Association of America.
Massey’s books on immigration include “New Faces in New Places: The New Geography of American Immigration” (2007), “Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Mexican Immigration in an Age of Economic Integration” (2002), “Worlds in Motion: International Migration at the End of the Millennium” (1998) and “Return to Aztlan: The Social Process of International Migration from Western Mexico” (1987).
The sponsors of Massey’s presentation are the UCF Department of Sociology; Institute for Social and Behavioral Sciences; Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government; Research Foundation; College of Sciences; Office of Undergraduate Studies; Metropolitan Center for Regional Studies; and Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies program.