Regents Professor and Director of the Immigration History Research Center Erika Lee discusses the federal government's "zero tolerance" policy, and what is being done about thousands of children that have been separated from their parents at the border.
History Professor William Jones is featured in NPR's special 4th of July episode of The Takeaway. The theme of the hour was American Identity in the past, present, and future. Tune in at 14:00 to hear Jones’ interview on the origins of the term “working class” and what it continues to mean today.
The University of Minnesota Board of Regents has given faculty member Erika Lee the distinction of Regents Professor of History and Asian American Studies. The designation, granted this month, is the highest level of recognition given to faculty by the University.
The Department of History announced a $300,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to advance the research and training of grad students in American history. The award honors CLA alumnus Earl Lewis on retiring from his position as president of the Mellon Foundation.
The Department of History, the College of Design, and the Minnesota Historical Society have teamed up to create an interdisciplinary, professional-oriented masters program in public history and heritage studies giving students the opportunity to gain hard experience in the field of public history.
Katherine Gerbner, assistant professor of history, explains how the idea of 'whiteness' was created to keep black people from voting. "Recognizing the political oppression that lies at the root of whiteness can help us move forward," she says.
Professor David Chang challenges persistent narratives about Hawaii’s past. “For too long, history has been written as if Hawaiians were passive observers of their own history, isolated from and uninterested in the outside world,” he says. In his new book, Chang aims to update our perspective on Hawaii’s past by presenting it through the eyes of the people who lived through it.
Erika Lee, a professor of history in the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts and director of the University's Immigration History Research Center (IHRC), has been named one of 31 winners of a 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
From small town Winona Historical Society to the Minnesota Historical Society, graduating senior Jane Sonneman is passionate about public history and archival work. She received the prestigious Chorn Family Scholarship for her commitment to being a societal storyteller.