Professional Activity

Daniel Malpica – Sociological Panel on Immigrant Integration

Northern Calif. immigration panel

Left to right: Davin Cardenas (SSU alumni – North Bay Organizing Project), Dr. Manuel Barajas (Professor, Sacramento State University), Dr. Daniel Melero Malpica, and SSU alumni Luis Bravo and Benigno Antonio Merlin.

Professor Daniel Malpica, Chicano and Latino Studies, organized a panel at the American Sociological Association Conference in San Francisco last August. The conference is one of most important events for sociologists in the U.S

Two SSU sociology alumni – Benigno Antonio Merlin and Luis Bravo – were part of a panel entitled “Latin American Immigration to Northern California: The Dilemmas of Incorporation” analyzed how immigrant have fared in certain sectors of employment, education, civic engagement, and assimilation in general.

“In the last two decades, there has been a growing number of Latin American migrants in Northern California. The region now has a diverse immigrant population and supports pro-immigrant policies and services,” said Malpica.

“Despite this important demographic growth, sociologists have under-researched this geographic region.”

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