The 2013 conference opened a discussion about the social mechanisms that create the conditions for mobility or immobility across the international landscape of migration as well as the ways in which immigrant groups become connected or disconnected from their host and sending societies. It also explored the implications of such processes at both local and global scales. SAGGSA, the Sociology, Anthropology, & Geography Graduate Student Association, is the graduate student arm of the Dept. of Global and Sociocultural Studies (GSS) at FIU. The purpose of this organization is to promote networking and enhance learning in the fields of sociology, anthropology and geography. SAGGSA engages GSS students and faculty and the wider FIU community in contemporary issues in research and in social and political participation through regular events and a colloquium series.

Keynote: Dr. Douglas Massey, Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Director of the Office of Population Research, Princeton University

Reception Speaker: Dr. Percy Hintzen, Professor of Sociology, Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University

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