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.
Undergradaute Tyler Boesch is driven to influence positive change in his local community. The Talle Scholarship winner is majoring in both history and global studies and is eager to bring an informed perspective into his volunteer work with New Americans. He finds that learning about other times and places helps him to understand and engage with people who live in his own city.
Donovan Scholarship recipient Michaela Bunke recently traveled to Vienna, Austria to study some of history’s most renowned intellectuals. Not only did she emerge from this experience with a greater understanding of her research topic, but she also found that her focus on this particular area of history actually reinforced a framework for comprehending global historical phenomena.