Professor Chen will be presenting her work at the following events:
National Immigrants Day
October 26, 2022
Professor Chen will be in conversation with Pratheepan Gulasekaram (Santa Clara Law) in recognition of National Immigrants’ Day. The talk will be held at the Burlingame Public Library on October 26 at 6:30pm PDT. A free book will be raffled off; book signing afterward.
The event is free and open to the public. More details here.
RICE Roundtable on Belonging
November 18, 2022
Professor Chen will host the launch event for the Center for Race, Immigration, Citizenship, and Equality (RICE) at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Keynote speakers include Hiroshi Motomura, Irene Bloemraad, Raquel Aldana, and Tomas Jimenez.
Launch at Boulder Bookstore
September 3, 2020
The Boulder Bookstore is hosting a virtual book launch for Professor Chen. She will be joined in conversation with Helen Thorpe, author of Finding Motherland and other books. The event begins at 7:00 PM EST/6:00 PM CST/5:00 PM MST/4:00 PM PST.
American Political Science Association Author-Meets-Reader Theme Panel
September 13, 2020
Professor Chen will be presenting her work on an author-meets-reader theme session at the APSA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. Other panelists include Rogers Smith, Rebecca Hamlin, Elizabeth Cohen, and Monica Varsanyi. The conference theme is “Democracy, Difference, and Destabilization.” Her virtual talk will occur at 10 AM EST/9 AM CST/8 AM MST/7 AM PST and is available to conference registrants.
For more information and to register for APSA, click here.
Boston College Law School
September 14, 2020
Boston College Law School Professor Dan Kanstroom and the Center for Human Rights and International Justice will host Professor Chen for a guest lecture on citizenship and naturalization at 11 AM EST/10 AM CST/9 AM MST/8 AM PST.
More details on the event and registration here. You will receive a zoom link upon registering.
Citizenship Day Panel
September 16, 2020
Professor Chen will speak on a panel hosted by U.S. Representative Joe Neguse for Colorado’s 2nd district in anticipation of citizenship day at 7:00 PM EST/6:00 PM CST/5:00 PM MST/4:00 PM PST over Zoom.
Contact Erika Blum for more details and to register for this event.
Colorado Law Talks
September 17, 2020
The Colorado Law Talks series and the Byron White Center will be hosting a talk with Professor Chen on citizenship and the Constitution at 7:30 PM EST/6:30 PM CST/5:30 PM MST/4:30 PM PST over Zoom. Free for CU affiliates.
University of Wisconsin Law
September 30, 2020
The University of Wisconsin Law School Ideas and Innovation Series will be hosting a book talk with Professor Chen at 1 PM EST/12 PM CST/11 AM MST/10 AM PST.
More details forthcoming. You may also contact Justine Suleski at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Symposium on Voting and Representation at NYU Law
October 8, 2020
The New York University School of Law and the Brennan Center for Justice will host a virtual talk on citizenship and political equality with Professor Chen at 12:15 PM EST/11:15 AM CST/10:15 AM MST/9:15 AM PST. This will be part of a panel discussion for a 2-day symposium that opens on October 1 with remarks from Stacey Abrams, Founder and Chair of Fair Fight. CLE credit available.
Symposium description and registration here. For more information, please contact Safeena Leila Mecklai, NYU Law Review Managing Editor or Madiba Dennie, Brennan Center for Justice. UPDATE: Video here.
Policy Discussion of Citizenship in Enforcement
October 14, 2020
The National Partnership of New Americans (NPNA) will host a panel discussion on citizenship policies with Ming Hsu Chen, Randy Capps from the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), Carl Berquist from the Coalition for Humane Immigrants Rights (CHRLA), Pablo Blank from CASA, and Ur Jaddou from DHS Watch and formerly USCIS Chief Counsel. The panel takes place at 3:00 PM EST/2:00 PM CST/1:00 PM MST/12 PM PST on Facebook Live. The event will be moderated by Nicole Melaku, the Executive Director for the NPNA.
Mini Law School
October 20, 2020
Colorado Law will be hosting their annual Mini Law School series with a focus on the 2020 election. Professors Chen and Violeta Chapin will speal on “Immigration Law: A Reform Agenda for the 2020 Election… and Beyond” as part of this eight week online series that will focus on voting rights, election law, and the impacts of the 2020 election on immigration, climate change and more. Lectures will be broadcast live from 6 to 7:30 PM (MT) and recordings will be available to view following the broadcast.
Click here for more details and to register for this event.
University of Colorado Denver
October 21, 2020
The Univeristy of Colorado Denver is hosting a virtual webinar on Immigration Policies Impacting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The talk will occur at 2:30 PM EST/1:30 PM CST/12:30 PM MST/11:30 AM PST. The event is scheduled to run for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
University of Denver
October 26, 2020
The Univeristy of Denver’s Sturm Collegeof Law is hosting an online event, titled Welcoming Strangers, Building Community – A Conversation about Hospitality and Citizenship. César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández will moderate the conversation between Professor Chen and Sarah Jackson, the founder and Executive Director of Casa de Paz. The event will occur at 6 PM EST/5 PM CST/4 PM MST/3 PM PST. The event is scheduled to run for 1 hour.
Rutgers Law School
October 28, 2020
Rutgers Law School’s Center for Immigration Law, Policy and Justice will host a book talk with Professor Chen. Commentary will be provided by Professor Rose Cuison-Villazor and Professor Domingo Morel. The event will be held virtually at 4:30-6 EST/3:30-5 CST/2:30-4 MST/1:30-3 PST.
University of California Los Angeles School of Law
November 6, 2020
The University of California Los Angeles School of Law (UCLA Law) will host Professor Chen for a faculty colloqium talk. Commentary will be provided by Jennifer Chacon, Ingrid Eagley, and Hiroshi Motomura. This virtual event will take place at 9:30 AM EST/10:30 AM CST/11:30 AM MST/12:30 PM PST.
For more information, please contact Wei-Joan Udden.
University of California Irvine School of Law
November 18, 2020
The University of California Irvine School of Law will host Professor Chen for an Intellectual Life Workshop at 3 PM EST/2 PM CST/1 PM MST/Noon PST. Commentary from Professors Stephen Lee and Kaaryn Gustafson.
Click here for more details.
December 5, 2021
Professor Chen will be one of the featured speakers at TedxMile High. Her talk “Finding yourself on the Citizenship Spectrum” is inspired by the book and includes personal narratives. For more information and the full schedule of speakers, click here.
Events details and talks posted here.
AALS Annual Meeting 2021
January 7, 2021
The AALS Annual Meeting Immigration Section will feature new scholarship on regulatory dysfunction in immigration law in a panel including Professor Chen, Heide Castenda, Stella Burch Elias, Paul Gowder, Lori Nessel at 1 PM EST/12 PM CST/11 AM MST/10 AM PST.
Penn State Law Colloquium
January 28, 2021
Penn State Law will host a virtual talk on new research relating to the political representation of immigrants in voting and the census. The talk will take place at 1 PM EST/noon CST/11 AM MST/10 AM PST.
Immigration Initiative at Harvard University
February 3, 2021
Professor Roberto Gonzales and the Harvard Immigration Speaker Series will host a virtual talk on citizenship and naturalization with Professor Chen at 12 PM EST/11 AM CST/10 AM MST/9 AM PST.
Center for the Study of Law & Society Speaker Series
February 26, 2021
Professor Chen will present her book together with Ashley Rubin and Hadar Aviram in UC Berkeley Law’s Center for the Study of Law and Society Speaker Series. Catherine Albiston will moderate. This event will occur on Zoom and pre-registration is required.
3:30 PM EST/2:30 PM CST/1:30 PM MST/12:30 PM PST.
CU on the Weekend
March 13, 2021
CU’s Office for Outreach will feature Professor Chen as part of their CU on the Weekend Lecture Series for Spring 2021 at 3 PM ET/2 PM CST/1 PM MST/12 PM PST.
Registration opens January 4 here.
American Sociological Association International Migration Book Slam
April 2, 2021
A group of books will be presented by the ASA International Migration Section. Contact Blanca Ramirez for more details and zoom link.
Ira C. Rothgerber Conference on Pursuing Citizenship
April 8-9, 2021
CU Law School’s Byron White Center wil present a two-day online conference highlighting the themes in Pursuing Citizenship in the Enforcement Era. Thursday evening (5-6:30pm) will feature MOTUS Theater’s Undocumonologues. Friday (9-5pm) will feature nationally known immigration scholars and practioners and action steps.
CUNY Graduate Center Immigration Seminar
April 30, 2021
CUNY Graduate Center is planning to host Professor Chen for a virtual talk on citizenship in the Immigration Seminar Series at 3 PM ET/2 PM CST/1 PM MST/12 PM PST.
Law and Society Association Chicago / Virtual Conference
May 27-30, 2021
Professors Kathy Abrams, Linda Bosniak, and Sameer Ashar will provide commentary on Pursuing Citizenship at an author-meets-reader session (organized by Shannon Gleeson) on May 29 at 1pm Central Time.
Professor Chen will moderate a roundtable on Re-Imagining Citizenship on May 27 at 3pm Central Time.
Washington College of Law, American University
October 1, 2021
Professor Chen will participate in the Contested Boundaries: The Past, Present, and Future of US Citizenship Colloquium on October 1 (organized by Amanda Frost) with keynote speakers Mae Ngai, Erika Lee, and Martha Jones.
Conference coverage and a virtual program here.
University of Pennsylvania Law School
March 23, 2022
Professor Chen will participate in the Race and Regulation Lecture Series at Penn Program on Regulation. Her talk is titled Race, Citizenship, and Political Inequality and can be viewed as video here or in podcast here.
More information about the series is here.
Colorblind Nationalism and the Limits of Citizenship
September 15, 2022
Professor Chen will give the inaugural Harney lecture at the University of Toronto on Thurs Sept 15 at 4:15pm EDT. The lecture will respond to critiques of Pursuing Citizenship and provide a preview of her new project on the limits of citizenship.
Professor Ayelet Shachar will moderate this event, which will take place livestream and inperson.
American Political Science Association
September 16-17, 2022
Professor Chen will participate in the APSA Annual Meeting in Montreal. The Migration section’s “Dysfunction and Exclusion” panel (Fri September 16 at 12pm EDT) will be chaired by Elizabeth Cohen, Syracuse University and Boston College, and moderated by Hans Lueders. A books on citizenship theme roundtable (Sat September 17 at 8am EDT) includes Prof. Chen, Carol Nackenoff, Gary Reich, and Ethan Blue; it will be moderated by Mark Graber.
The conference is hybrid. These sessions are in-person for conference participants. The complete conference program and registration information are here.