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Faculty discuss immigration on C of I Insights

Immigration is the focus of the latest edition of College of Idaho Insights, with three professors discussing their recent research and classes dealing with a variety of issues connected to migration.

C of I professors Lisa Meierotto (anthropology and sociology), Regan Postma (Spanish), and Megan Dixon (environmental studies and geography) participated in the roundtable conversation that touches on negative perceptions of migrants in public discourse, changing representations of migration in contemporary literative and film, and the impact of an increasingly global economy on migration.

Meierotto's research on the environmental impacts of undocumented immigration in an Arizona wilderness area were recently published in the scholarly journal Human Organization, Postma recently taught a senior-level course "The U.S./Mexico Border in Contemporary Narrative and Film," and Dixon has published research on the experiences of Chinese migrants in Russian cities and interactions between Russians and Chinese.

College of Idaho Insights is a roundtable featuring professors discussing a wide range of issues of public interest. Watch previous episodes on the College's YouTube channel.

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