Segregation, (Anti-) Immigration, and Geography

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Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 12:40 PM / 2:20 PM
Room: Napoleon C3, Sheraton 3rd Floor
Organizers: Dafeng Xu
Chairs: Dafeng Xu


Segregation is one of the key topics in the field of ethnic geography. Understanding segregation, and in particular immigration assimilation and exclusion has very important policy implications. For example, in recent years, anti-immigration populism has greatly changed social environments in many countries. Unsurprisingly, anti-immigration populism has the geographic effects in the society, and its consequences include segregation, migration within the host country, spatial discrimination, real estate price shock, etc. Moreover, anti-immigration populism is definitely not new, and actually has a long history. What do we know about the geographic consequences of immigrant segregation nowadays, or can we learn anything from history? What are the policy implications of the findings of segregation, assimilation, anti-immigration populism, and geography? This session focuses on the intersection between immigration and population geography, and provides a platform for a wide range of related topics.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Robert C Shepard*, University of Iowa, Confronting the Medium Scale Lies of Urban Histories: A Granular Geographical Analysis of Residential Segregation in U.S. Cities, 1860-1870 20 12:40 PM
Presenter Fabian Terbeck*, University of Connecticut, Defining “Suburban” and Why it Matters: A GIS-Based Comparison of Suburban Definitions in Quantitative Research 20 1:00 PM
Presenter Kyle D. Buck*, Environmental Protection Agency, J. Kevin Summers, US EPA, Lisa M. Smith, US EPA, Linda C. Harwell, US EPA, Identifying U.S. Demographic Enclaves – The Analysis and Quantification of Neighborhood Segregation 20 1:20 PM
Presenter Karin Kangur*, University of Tartu (Estonia), Anneli Kährik, University of Tartu (Estonia), Spatial integration trajectories for ethnic minority groups in the metropolitan areas of Finland 20 1:40 PM
Presenter Ying CHEN*, Shaanxi Normal University, Fenying Li, Shaanxi Normal University, Bin Ma, Shaanxi Normal University, The Impacts of Immigration on China’s Foreign Direct Investment in USA 20 2:00 PM

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