2020 workshop agenda

A two-day workshop connecting scholars across disciplines and continents.


2 keynote addresses
by Susan T. Fiske (Princeton) & Douglas S. Massey (Princeton)

7 interactive sessions

Presentation and discussion of 14 ground-breaking papers

3 networking sessions,
2 social Events
Including wine tasting


Full agenda


16 December

2 pm – 3 pm (Paris time): 
Welcome and Introduction by the conveners
Ilka Vari-Lavoisier (IRD, France/Oxford, UK) and Christophe Jalil Nordman (IRD, France)
Keynote addresses
Susan T. Fiske (Princeton, USA)
Douglas S. Massey (Princeton, USA)

3 pm – 3:45 pm: Session 1: Perceptions and Misperceptions 

Danying Li, Miguel Ramos (Birmingham, UK), Matthew Bennett, Douglas Massey, Miles Hewstone

How Does Increasing Immigration Affect Ethnic Minority Groups?

Discussant: Mathieu Ichou (INED)

Maria Abascal (New York University, USA), Tiffany J. Huang, Van C. Tran

Intervening in Anti-Immigrant Sentiments: The Causal Effects of Factual Information on Attitudes Toward Immigration

Discussant: Asad Asad (Stanford)

3:45 pm – 4 pm: Networking session

4 pm – 4:45 pm: Session 2: Social Diversity and Mobility

Sébastien Michiels, Christophe J. Nordman, and ‍Suneha Seetahul (U. of Sydney, Australia)

Many Rivers to Cross:
Social Identity, Cognition and Labour Mobility in Rural India

Discussant: Flore Gubert (IRD) 

Mathias Czaika (Danube University Krems, Austria), Jakub Bijak, Toby Prike

Migration Decision-Making: A Typology of Processes and Features

Discussant: Filiz Garip (Cornell)

‍4:45 pm – 5pm: Networking session

5 pm – 5:45 pm: Session 3: The Future of Migration Politics

Alberto Alesina, Johann Harnoss And Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics, France)

Immigration and The Future of The Welfare State in Europe

Discussant: Isabel Ruiz (Oxford)

Ilka Vari-Lavoisier (U. Of Trento/U. Of Oxford, UK)

A Socio-Cognitive Approach To Future-Oriented Cognition

Discussant: Sorana Toma (Gent U./ENSAE)

6 pm – 7 pm: Social event! led by Nathan Grassi

Wine tasting, anagrams, optical illusions, and more. Winner announcement at 6:55 pm.

17 December

2 pm – 2:45 pm: Session 4: Policy Frames

Virginie Guiraudon (Sciences Po, France)

Policy Narratives in The Governance of Migration

Discussant: Nicholas Van Hear (Oxford)

Jacqueline Broadhead (Oxford, UK)

How an Interdisciplinary Approach to Narrative Can Support Policy Making on Migration and Integration at The City Level

Discussant: Heidi Armbruster (U. of Southampton)

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm: Session 5: Religious and Political Affiliations

Yossi Harpaz (Tel-Aviv U., Israel)

Conspicuous Mobility: The Status Dimensions of the Global Passport Hierarchy. 

Discussant: Zoe Given-Wilson (Royal Holloway) 

Lena Rose (Oxford, UK) and Zoe Given-Wilson

Claiming Asylum as Convert to Christianity:
Narrations, Expectations, Adaptations, And Misunderstandings

Discussant: Julien Larregue (ENS Cachan)

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm: Networking session

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm: Session 6: Exposure to Diversity 

Isabel Ruiz and Carlos Vargas-Silva (Oxford, UK)

The Psychological Impact of Political Events: Responses to the Brexit Vote

Discussant: Oliva Spiegler (Oxford)

Kim Knipprath (U. of Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Maurice Crul, Isamintha Waldring, Xuechunzi Bai

Exposure to Diversity in Urban Space and Stereotype Dispersion: A Survey Experiment

Discussant: Van Tran (CUNY)

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm: Final session: Policy Implications

Victoria M. Esses (University of Western Ontario, Canada), Alina Sutter, Joanie Bouchard, Kate Choi, and Patrick Denise

North American Attitudes toward Immigrants and Immigration in the Time of COVID-19: The Role of National Attachment and Threat

Discussant: Lasana Harris (UCL)

Pia Orrenius and Madeline Zavodny (U. of North Florida, USA)

Does Immigration Enforcement Attract Low-Skilled Native Workers?

Discussant: Mirna Safi (Sciences Po)

5:15 pm – 5:45 pm: Special Issue on the Cognition & Migration nexus (forthcoming)

Role of the AAPSS Annals (American Academy of Political and Social Sciences Annals),

Thomas A. Kecskemethy, Editor in Chief, and Executive Director, AAPSS

Ilka Vari-Lavoisier and Susan T. Fiske, issue editors


5:45 pm – 6 pm: Concluding Remarks

Omar Lizardo (UCLA, USA)


cognition & migration 2020
AGENDA – abstracts speakers