Migration Methods Summer Institute: Call for Applications

The Migration Methods Summer Institute will provide 8 days of training in the use and analysis of migration data at Berkeley from June 17 until June 28, 2018. It targets early career scholars (graduate students, post-docs and untenured junior faculty five years from PhD). 
The Institute is organized by Irene Bloemraad (Professor of Sociology at UC Berkeley & Director of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative) and Jennifer Van Hook (Roy C. Buck Professor of Sociology and Demography at Penn State University).

The inaugural institute will focus on three topics:.

  • Collecting, imputing and analyzing data related to legal status
  • Best practices and new methods for surveying immigrant and mobile populations
  • The use of new data sources (e.g., web scraping, social media data) in migration studies.

The institute will draw on local and national experts to train attendees and provide on-site mentorship. Most participant costs during the workshop, including housing and most meals, will be covered, and a capped travel stipend (covering most of anticipated travel costs) will also be provided.

This Summer Institute is being supported by award #78-18-01 from the Russell Sage Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

For more information and application materials, please visit the website at  https://bimi.berkeley.edu/migration-methods-summer-institute.