USF professors join national experts for community conversation
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 22, 2019) – University of South Florida faculty members are among a group of panelists set to share their expertise during an event entitled ‘Immigration & Policy: Effects on the Well-being of Young People, Families & Communities.’ This discussion, co-sponsored by the USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, takes place from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 at the Italian Club located at 1731 E. 7th Ave in Ybor City.
This topic is significant to our area, as a Pew Research Center study found the Tampa Bay region is home to the 28th largest undocumented immigrant population in the country. In addition, according to the American Immigration Council, one in five Floridians are immigrants and represent more than 25 percent of the state’s workforce.
The panel features speakers with extensive experience researching the sociological and legal effects of immigration. It includes:
- Daniel Martinez, PhD – an assistant professor in the School of Sociology at the University of Arizona as well as the author of several publications discussing sanctuary cities and violent crime victimization.
- Elizabeth Aranda, PhD – a professor of sociology and associate dean for the College of Arts & Sciences at USF who has extensive research experience on DACA rescission’s effects on immigrant youth.
- Carlos Guevara, JD – a licensed attorney and the senior policy advisor for the Immigration Initiatives Project at UnidosUS who will speak on family separation policies and the impacts on American children.
Linda Callejas, PhD, research assistant professor in USF’s College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, will serve as the moderator for the discussion.
The cost to attend this event is $10. Registration, which is open until Oct. 24, is recommended as space is limited. Additional information can be found here.
About the University of South Florida
The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three separately accredited institutions: USF, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 50,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF ranks in the top 25 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2018, the Florida Board of Governors designated USF as a Preeminent State Research University, placing USF in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.