Challenging Urban Borders: The Geopolitics of Immigration & Segregation

April 2, 2013 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
223 Moses Hall
UC Berkeley
United States


This conference will present contributions from young French and American scholars, studying urban and immigration issues in Europe and in the United States.

Co-Chaired by Frédérick Douzet (Paris 8) and Jack Citrin (UC Berkeley)

Presented by The France Berkeley Fund, Institute of Governmental Studies & University of Paris 8

9 am to 10.30 am : Panel 1

  • Hugo Lefebvre: "Geopolitics of an economic crisis: subprimes and foreclosures in the Northern San Joaquin Valley"
  • Mathilde Costil: "Hasidic Jews in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and Gentrification: New Frontiers?"
  • Côme Pérotin: "Roma migrants in Paris’ suburbs: between integration and rejection" 

10.45 to 12.15 : Panel 2

  • Kevin Braouezec: "Immigration and diversity in the UK: The case of the white British population in London and the far right support"
  • Hector Burga: "Spatial Politics in Metropolitan Miami, 1980-1992: Cuban American Crisis, Community Development, and Empowerment"

Discussant: Alex Schafran

1.30pm to 3pm : Panel 3

  • Yohann Le Moigne: "Gang Territories and ‘Race' Rivalries in Compton, California"
  • Justin M. Levitt: "Getting what you want: Bargaining with San Diego's Redistricting Commission"
  • Thibaud de Fortescu: "Immigration in Sevilla: spatial concentration or socio-spatial segregation?"

3.15pm- to 4.45pm : Panel 4

  • Guilhem Marotte: "Geography of Violence in a Post-conflict Belfast"
  • Nazita Lajevardi: "Presentation of a research experiment"

Discussant: Alex Schafran

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