April 29, 2017  

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USM Alumnus Guest Speaker for April 7 Program on Immigration

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Dr. Robert Adelman

Dr. Robert Adelman, a University of Southern Mississippi alumnus and associate professor of sociology at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, will present "Immigration Revealed: Facts, Figures & Debates" Friday, April 7 from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Building, room 204 on the Hattiesburg campus. This event, part of the USM Department of Anthropology and Sociology’s 40th anniversary colloquium series, is free and open to the public.

In “Immigration Revealed,” Dr. Adelman will discuss historical and contemporary facts about immigration to the United States. Harking back to America’s early history as a nation and describing the scale and character of immigration through the 2010s, Adelman’s talk will provide social scientific context for contemporary discussions of immigration, including those on migrant status, crime, group hierarchies and racial identity, among others.

Dr. Adelman earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from USM in 1992 before obtaining a master’s degree from Georgia State University and Ph.D. from University at Albany, State University of New York. His areas of expertise include racial and economic residential segregation; immigration; internal migration; and occupational, industrial, and earnings inequality.

For more information on this event, email Dr. Ann Marie Kinnell, chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, at ann.kinnell@usm.edu.