Metropolitan Washington Workshop on Immigration & Race

Metropolitan Washington Workshop on Immigration & Race

Metropolitan Washington Workshop on Immigration & Race (MWWI&R)

The Metropolitan Washington Workshop on Immigration & Race (MWWI&R) is a network of scholars dedicated to conducting research and advancing understanding of immigrant networks, social and economic integration, immigrant entrepreneurship, and challenges of exclusion and resentment among native-born populations in one of the top five destinations for newcomers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.


MWWI&R was first conceived by Dr. Katharine Donato and Dr. Marie Price and began in Spring 2019 at the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University with the intent to rotate across universities in the metropolitan DC area from year to year.

During the 2019 - 2020 academic year, thanks to funding provided by The George Washington University Seminars Funding Program, MWWI&R brought together scholars from universities and think tanks to conduct seminars at the George Washington University with the goal to foster collaboration that leads to sponsored research, increased data sharing and the framing of questions around how metropolitan areas respond, benefit and adapt to racial, ethnic and demographic shifts in population brought on by large scale immigration.


Upcoming Seminars

There are currently no events available.

We also invite you to the 2023 REP Conference hosted by George Washington University in Washington, DC, on October 11-14, 2023. Learn more here

Past Seminars


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MWWIR: Turkey's Ethno Sexual Others: Migrant Women as the "Scarlet Lettered" ones of the New Turkey

Friday, 2/25/2022, 12:00pm - 6:59pm

Dilek Cindoğlu is a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Georgetown University ISIM and a Professor of Sociology at Kadir Has University. She is a graduate of Bogazici U

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MWWIR: The Fiscal Impact of Immigration in the United States

Friday, 1/28/2022, 12:00pm - 6:59pm

Anna Maria Mayda is an Associate Professor of Economics at Georgetown's School of Foreign Service and in the Department of Economics.

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MWWIR: Building one’s own House: Power and Escape for Ethiopian Women through International Migration

Friday, 11/19/2021, 12:00pm - 6:59pm

Lauren Carruth is a medical anthropologist specializing in humanitarian assistance, global health, food security, refugees, and the Horn of Africa.