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.”