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Global REM: The Social Roles of Immigrant Entrepreneur Spaces

Date: 03/12/2013

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: 308 Elmer L. Andersen Library

Cost: Free


Join us for a Global REM (Race, Ethnicity, and Migration) talk by Ryan Allen, professor of community and economic development in the urban and regional planning area at Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Professor Ryan Allen's talk is entitled "The Social Roles of Immigrant Entrepreneur Spaces." 
Most of the research on immigrant entrepreneurship focuses on economic outcomes, while paying scant attention to how immigrant entrepreneurs and the spaces where they work contribute to social processes that may also be important for how immigrants “make it” in America. In addition to providing a venue for increased social capital in the immigrant community, immigrant entrepreneurs and the spaces where they work help to shape the identity of immigrant groups in the minds of native and foreign born resident alike. As such, immigrant entrepreneurs play an important and indirect role in immigrant integration that far surpasses the economic role most commonly attributed to them.

The Immigration History Research Center's Global Race, Ethnicity, and Migration series is an interdisciplinary program which features the cutting-edge scholarship of faculty and advanced graduate students as part of the research center's mission.

Bring a bag lunch; beverages will be provided.


  • Name: Immigration History Research Center
  • E-mail: ihrc@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: Immigration History Research Center, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Global REM, Global Studies

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact The Immigration History Research Center at 612-625-4800.


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