Immigration

Angela Joya, Department of International Studies

Angela Joya is an expert in Middle East conflict areas, such as ISIS in Egypt and Syria, and the related experiences of refugees and women. At the University of Oregon, she is an assistant professor of international studies. Her research examines political and economic transformations in the Middle East and North Africa. She also studies responses to economic globalization from labor and peasant movements, Islamic movements (such as the Muslim Brotherhood) as well as religiously oriented political groups such as ISIS.

Bob Bussell, Director of the Labor Education Research Center and Associate Professor of History

Bob Bussel, Labor Education and Research Center

Bob Bussel is an expert in labor unions and related politics, especially income inequality, immigrant workers, and topics related to paid sick leave, the work-family divide, labor standards, and labor relations.

Christopher Chávez, School of Journalism and Communication

Christopher Chávez is an expert in media studies and how it relates to popular culture, advertising and issues of race and ethnicity. He is especially well-versed in representation of marginalized populations, including the lack of Latinos in music, television and film and about LGBTQ-targeted advertising.

Ocean Howell, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Robert D. Clark Honors College

Ocean Howell is an expert in the history of urban planning, design and architecture, gentrification, and the history of race. He studies the processes through which buildings and cities both reflect and shape social experience.

Peter Laufer, School of Journalism and Communication

Peter Laufer is an expert in ethics, especially related to organic food and GMO labeling, borders, migration, reporting in conflict zones, and journalistic integrity. He has investigated the mislabeling of organic foods from other countries, and the international black market for animal breeding. 

Craig Parsons, Department of Political Science

Craig Parsons is an expert in the European Union and French and British politics. At the University of Oregon, he is a professor and department head in political science. Craig has published articles on a wide range of European politics. He can speak about recent issues, such as Brexit and the European refugee and debt crisis.

Gabriela Martinez, School of Journalism and Communication

Gabriela Martinez is an expert in international communications, the political economy of communications, human rights and social movements. An international award-winning documentary filmmaker, Gabriela has produced, directed or edited more than a dozen ethnographic and social documentaries.

Gerardo Sandoval, expert in the roles of immigrants in community regeneration

Gerardo Sandoval, Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management

Gerardo Sandoval is an expert in immigration, urban planning and undocumented workers, especially related to the Latino/a immigrant community. He also studies the effects of urban redevelopment on immigrant neighborhoods. 

Daniel Tichenor, Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Science, expert in immigration, elections, and politics

Daniel Tichenor, Department of Political Science

Daniel J. Tichenor is an expert in immigration, elections, the U.S. presidency, politics, and the influence of interest groups and social movements on the U.S. government.

Julie M. Weise, Department of History

Julie M. Weise is an expert on Latino immigration to the United States, race and identity, and global migration. At the University of Oregon, she is an associate professor of history. Her book, Corazon de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South looks at the history of Mexican immigration in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia and North Carolina. Julie can also talk about immigration policy. 

Tim Williams, History, Robert D. Clark Honors College

Tim Williams is an expert in United States history with a focus on nineteenth-century the American South. His research looks at the history of education in the U.S., and antebellum southern history, including gender, slavery, and the Civil War.