Friday, March 30, 2012

On Thursday, April 26th, Gerardo Sandoval of the University of Oregon will give a presentation on, “Transnational Effects of the Postville Immigration Raid.” It will take place at 7:00 p.m. in room 101 of the Biology Building East.  Using an in-depth qualitative approach, his work traces the intertwined economic fortunes of Postville, Iowa and El Rosario, Guatemala, centered on the May 2008 immigration raid on a meat packing facility in Postville, Iowa. 

Gerardo Sandoval is an Assistant Professor of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in City and Regional Planning. He formerly taught planning at Iowa State.  Dr. Sandoval’s research and teaching focus on the intersection of economic and community development in both rural small towns and inner-city neighborhoods in large metropolitan areas. Specifically, he studies the revitalization of low-income marginal communities. He has conducted research in California, the Midwest, the Pacific Northwest and Latin America, focusing on community impacts of urban infrastructure projects, how immigrants revitalize urban and rural communities, and co-adaptation of immigrant and host communities.

This event is sponsored by the University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, International Programs, and Public Policy Center.