SIMI Talks

SIMI Talk with Mary Brown


With Mary Brown, director of the archives of the Center for Migration Studies, we talk about how the presence of Scalabrinians in North America has changed from the first mission to today as well as of the importance of research and study in pastoral care. Mary Brown received her doctorate in 1987 from Columbia University in the City of New York partly on the strength of her dissertation on Italian Catholics in the Archdiocese of New York from 1880 to 1930, which focused on how parishes persisted and adapted across generations. She has continued to research and write in that [...]

SIMI Talk with Mary Brown2024-03-04T14:16:41+00:00

SIMI TalkJulia Young


With Julia Young we address the issue of migration flows from Mexico to the United States through a historical analysis of the phenomenon. Julia G. Young is a historian of migration, Mexico and Latin America, and Catholicism in the Americas at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.  She has published scholarly articles in The Americas, The Catholic Historical Review, Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, Modernism, and the Journal on Migration and Human Security. She is the author of the prize-winning book, Mexican Exodus: Emigrants, Exiles, and Refugees of the Cristero War (Oxford University Press, 2015). She co-edited Local Church, Global Church: Catholic Activism in Latin America from Rerum Novarum to [...]

SIMI TalkJulia Young2024-01-22T14:53:40+00:00

SIMI Talk con Marla


Luca Agostini, intern at SIMI, interviews Maruja M.B. Asis about migration in the Asia Pacific Region and the activities and research carry out by the Scalabrini Migration Center, based in Manila. Maruja M.B. Asis is Director of the Scalabrini Migration Center, based in Manila, Philippines, and Editor of the Asian and Pacific Migration Journal. She is a sociologist with more than 30 years of research experience on international migration and social transformation in Asia.  Her research and publications explore the themes of gender, family and migration; migration and development; and migration governance. She has served as a member [...]

SIMI Talk con Marla2023-07-04T13:44:08+00:00

SIMI Talks con Davide Pignata


Luca Agostini, intern at SIMI, interviews Davide Pignata about the situation on Europe's hot borders and ASCS onlus' Borders project. Davide Pignata is a philosophy major and graduate student in civil and sustainable economics. Since October 2022, he has been the contact person for ASCS’s Borders project, which aims to expand ASCS’s presence at the hot borders of European migration routes. Alongside this project, Davide is doing an internship with Tranform!europe, with a focus on migration to the European continent.

SIMI Talks con Davide Pignata2023-05-02T14:27:25+00:00

(Italiano) SIMI Talks con Graziano Battistella


Con Padre Graziano Battistella, cs segretario generale della Congregazione Scalabriniana ci prepariamo alla ricorrenza dei 135 anni dalla fondazione della Congregazione e presentiamo la nuova biografia sul vescovo di Piacenza, Scalabrini. Il santo dei migranti. Graziano Battistella, già preside del SIMI e direttore dello Scalabrini Migration Center (SMC) a Quezon City (Filippine), è postulatore generale, consigliere e segretario generale della Congregazione dei Missionari di San Carlo – Scalabriniani.

(Italiano) SIMI Talks con Graziano Battistella2023-02-13T14:43:04+00:00

(Italiano) SIMI Talks con Giovanni Terragni


With Father Giovanni Terragni, cs in charge of the General Archives of the Scalabrinian Congregation, we retrace the history of St. John Baptist Scalabrini. Giovanni Terragni completed his theological studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University and earned a degree in Canon Law at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He was an assistant to university students at the Toniolo boarding school in Rome, an assistant and professor at the Scalabrini-O'Brien high school in Cermenate (Co), and a collaborator at Stella Maris in Genoa. For sixteen years he served emigrants in Switzerland as director of Catholic [...]

(Italiano) SIMI Talks con Giovanni Terragni2024-02-06T12:43:14+00:00

SIMI Talks with Mary Gautier


With Mary Gautier we talk about the international and multicultural dimension of the new generations of sisters in the United States analyzed in the recent volume Migration for Mission: International Catholic Sisters in the United States. Mary L. Gautier (Ph.D. Sociology, Louisiana State University) retired in 2019 as senior research associate at CARA, the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University, a position she held for 21 years. Before coming to CARA in 1998, Mary taught sociology at Louisiana State University and at Texas Christian University and served as a lay pastoral associate in Baton Rouge, [...]

SIMI Talks with Mary Gautier2022-10-04T08:53:54+00:00
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