Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is the Immigration History Research Center and the Immigration History Research Center 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 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, Staff & Student Advisory Council (2022-2023)

  • Cawo Abdi
    • Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
  • Ryan Allen
    • Associate Dean for Research, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Linnea Anderson
    • Archivist, Social Welfare History Archives, University Libraries
  • Sarah Chambers
    • Chair and Professor, Department of History
  • Evelyn Davidheiser
    • Assistant Dean for International Programs and Director, Institute for Global Studies
  • Jody Gray
    • Associate University Librarian for Research
  • Rochelle Hammer
    • Associate Director, Human Rights Program
  • Marissa Hill-Dongre
    • Director, Immigration Response Team and Assistant Director for Compliance and Legal Affairs, Global Programs and Strategy Alliance
  • Richard Lee
    • Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Department of Psychology and Director, Asian American Studies
  • Jason Roy
    • Director of Cataloging, Metadata, & Digitization Services, University Libraries
  • Maria Vincze
    • Friends of the Immigration History Research Center and Archives 

Student Members