April 23, 2009
Jeanne Batalova and Josh Kun will discuss immigration and the policies, politics, and cultural artifacts that result from the movement of people across borders.
Josh Kun is an L.A.-based writer, critic, and scholar whose work focuses on popular music, the US-Mexico border, and the cultures of globalization. He is a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at USC, where he also directs the Popular Music Project at the Norman Lear Center.
Jeanne Batalova is a Policy Analyst at the Migration Policy Institute. Her areas of expertise include impacts of immigrants on society and labor markets; integration of immigrant children and elderly immigrants; and the policies and practices regulating immigration of highly skilled workers and foreign students.