The UCI Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality hosts:

"Migration, Social Class and Trans-Nationalism in the Pre and Post Communist Era: Romanian Workers in Spain"
with Andrada Stefania Costoiou, UCI Tobis Fellow, PhD Candidate from the University of Illinois, Circle Campus

Friday, April 1, 2011
12:30-2:00 p.m.
Social Science Plaza B, Room 5250

What is the importance of transnational migration for social class? What happens when a worker travels abroad to take a job that puts the worker into a lower social class in the host country than in the native land? And how does the worker's new-found economic situation influence the workers social status on returning home? Much of the research on class, migration and trans-nationalism focuses on Asian, Latino and African migrant groups in the United States. An overlooked but important migrant group concerns Eastern European migration within the European Union. This lecture thus asks about the theoretical importance on trans-national migration and social class by examining the experience of Romanian migrants to Spain. In particular, the talk addresses the specifics of the Romanian communist and post communist experience in terms of social class structures and social class identities.

For more information, please contact Sandy Cushman, or 949-824-3344, RSVP requested.

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