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Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is the IHRC and Archives' consultative group made up of faculty, students, staff, and community members. The Advisory Council assists us to fulfill our mission to: promote interdisciplinary research on international migration; develop archives documenting immigrant and refugee life, especially in the US; and make specialized scholarship accessible to students, teachers, and the public.

Members provide advice on our center's activities and serve as advocates to various units, organizations, and communities at the University of Minnesota and beyond. The council also facilitates collaboration on research and academic and outreach projects related to international migration, race, and ethnicity in the US and the world.

Faculty & Student Advisory Council 

Cawo (Awa) Abdi 
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Ryan Allen
Associate Professor, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

Linnea Anderson
Curator, Social Welfare History Archives, University Libraries

Alejandro Baer 
Associate Professor, Department Sociology and Stephen Feinstein Chair and Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Vichet Chhuon
Associate Professor, College of Education & Human Development

Evelyn Davidheiser
Assistant Dean for International Programs and Director, Institute for Global Studies

Jigna Desai
Professor and Chair, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies 

Jennifer Gunn
Director, Institute for Advanced Study, Associate Professor, Program in the History of Medicine

Ruth Karras
Professor and Chair, Department of History

Ihar A. Labacevic
Cataloging and Digital Services Coordinator, Library, Archives, and Media Services, Saint Catherine University

Cristina Lopez
Liberal Arts Technologies and Innovation Services, College of Liberal Arts

Kevin Murphy
Associate Professor, History Department and Chair American Studies Department

R. Arvid Nelsen
Archivist, Charles Babbage Institute, University Libraries

Yuichiro Onishi
Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of African American & African Studies

Jimmy Patino
Assistant Professor, Department of Chicano & Latino Studies

Jason Roy
Digital Library Services Director, University Libraries

Teresa Swartz
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Director, Asian American Studies Program 

Student Members:

Evan Taparata
Graduate Student, Department of History

Anduin Wilhide
Graduate Student, Department of History