All SPICE News News November 2, 2021

Virtual Workshop for Community College Instructors Will Explore Immigration Policies, Attitudes, and Inclusion

SPICE and Stanford Global Studies will offer a free virtual workshop with Professor Tomás Jiménez on November 9, 4:00–6:00PM.
Professor Tomás Jiménez
Professor Tomás Jiménez

SPICE is pleased to share the announcement below from Stanford Global Studies about an upcoming Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC) workshop for community college instructors that will feature a talk by Professor Tomás Jiménez on his latest book, States of Belonging: Immigration Policies, Attitudes, and Inclusion. This free virtual workshop will take place on Tuesday, November 9, 4:00–6:00PM (Pacific Time). All attendees will receive a copy of Professor Jiménez’s book after the workshop. Please see the workshop description below for more information as well as the registration link.

The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) and Stanford Global Studies (SGS) are continuing their partnership to offer exciting professional development opportunities for community college instructors who wish to internationalize their curriculum. This two-hour workshop is presented by SPICE and SGS as part of the Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum (EPIC) and is supported by Department of Education Title VI funding.

This workshop will feature a talk by Stanford Professor Tomás Jiménez on his latest book, States of Belonging: Immigration Policies, Attitudes, and Inclusion. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss with Professor Jiménez the differing approaches and attitudes shaping today’s immigration policies in the United States.

As noted by the publisher of States of Belonging, “Political turmoil surrounding immigration at the federal level and the inability of Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform have provided an opening for state and local governments to become more active in setting their own immigration-related policies. States largely dictate the resources, institutions, and opportunities immigrants can access: who can get a driver’s license or attend a state university, what languages are spoken in schools and public offices, how law enforcement interacts with the public, and even what schools teach students about history. In States of Belonging, an interdisciplinary team of immigration experts explore the interconnections among immigration policies, attitudes about immigrants and immigration, and sense of belonging.” (

Tomás Jiménez is Professor of Sociology and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University. His research and writing focus on immigration, assimilation, social mobility, and ethnic and racial identity.

Please register here at your earliest convenience.

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