Associate Professor Mai Na Lee is dedicated to preserving Hmong history. In doing so, she works diligently to ensure that its hidden stories are uncovered and shared. Drawing on her personal history as a Hmong refugee, she engages her students in this research and brings together professors from across the world to tell the untold stories of the Hmong diaspora.
From living in various countries as a child, to holding political positions in El Salvador, Cuellar has seen it all. After completing three master's programs in the both the United States and in El Salvador, she looks to create change both domestically and abroad.
Longtime film buff, John Moret, was delighted to discover that his history major prepared him to understand the historical relevance of global cinema. Now film programmer for the Trylon Microcinema in Minneapolis, Moret curates movies of the past for audiences of today--something that he could not do without a sound historical perspective.
The Immigration History Research Center has taken the lead in creating a public syllabus on the history of immigration to the US. The hope is that ordinary citizens can better understand the complexities--and myths--of our immigration past and present.