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Immigrants & Associational Culture

COLLOQUIUM PROGRAMME
New York University
Friday 10 June 2011

RSVP (suggested but not required):ireland.house@nyu.edu
http://irelandhouse.as.nyu.edu/object/ne.associationscolloquium

Immigrants frequently recreate a sense of home through the associations they join and form: a home away from home. This colloquium brings together a number of scholars who are interested in immigrant associational culture in different ethnic groups and through a variety of disciplinary lenses. The meeting aims to provoke a dialogue on various issues: What are the roles of associations in immigrant communities? What leads to the growth and decline of immigrant associations over time? What is the correlation between the size of the immigrant community and the dynamism of the associational topography? Does an associational culture play a significant role in patterns of acculturation and assimilation? What benefits does an interdisciplinary and/or comparative approach bring to the study of immigrant associations? How and when to immigrant associations simply become ethnic associations? Join us as we attempt to formulate answers to these and other questions, as we celebrate New York University's presentation of the exhibit The Fifth Province: County Associations in Irish America.

Colloquium Locations:
  • Glucksman Ireland House, NYU, 1 Washington Mews (between East 8th St & Washington Square North), NY 10012
  • NYU Open House, 528 La Guardia Place (between West 3rd & Bleecker Street), NY10003
VENUE: GLUCKSMAN IRELAND HOUSE NYU, 1 WASHINGTON MEWS
  • 8.45-9.15am: Coffee & Continental Breakfast
  • 9.15-9.30am: Welcoming Remarks, Prof. Miriam Nyhan, NYU, co-curator of THE FIFTH PROVINCE: COUNTY SOCIETIES IN IRISH AMERICA
  • 9.30-10.15am: Prof. Daniel Soyer, Fordham University, "Jewish Immigrant Associations & American Identity"
  • 10.15-11am: Prof. Alyshia Galvez, CUNY Lehman College, "Becoming Mexican: Devotion & the Struggle for Citizenship Rights among Mexican Immigrants in New York City"
  • 11-11.15am: Coffee
  • 11.15am-12pm: Prof. Pyong Gap Min, CUNY Queens College, "Social Services & Ethnic Organizations in the Korean Community in the New York-New Jersey Area"
  • 12-12.45pm: Prof. Thomas Owusu, William Paterson University, "The Role of Ghanaian Immigrant Associations in U.S. & Canada"
  • 12.45-1.45pm: Lunch
VENUE: NYU OPEN HOUSE, 528 LA GUARDIA PLACE
  • 1.45-2.30pm: Prof. Miriam Nyhan, NYU, "Irish County Associations in London & New York: The Comparative Perspective"
  • 2.30-3.15pm: Prof. Hector R. Cordero-Guzman, CUNY Baruch College, "Community-based Organizations & Migration in New York City"
  • 3.15-3.30pm: Coffee
  • 3.30-4.15pm: Prof. Jose Moya, Barnard College & Columbia University, "Immigrants & Associations: A Search for Explanatory Patterns"
  • 4.15-5pm: Group Discussion, Reflections & Conclusions
VENUE: GLUCKSMAN IRELAND HOUSE NYU, 1 WASHINGTON MEWS

  • 5pm-7pm Wine & Cheese Reception

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