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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 (2019-2020)


Cawo Abdi
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Ryan Allen
Associate Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Linnea Anderson
Archivist, Social Welfare History Archives, University Libraries

Jennie Burroughs
Interim Co-Associate University Librarian for Research & Learning

Vichet Chhuon
Associate Professor of Culture & Teaching, College of Education and Human Development

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

Martin F. Manalansan IV
Associate Professor, Department of American Studies

Deepinder Mayell
Executive Director; Director, Education and Outreach Program, James H. Binger Center for New Americans, Law School

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

Jimmy Patino
Associate Professor, Department of Chicano & Latino Studies

Jason Roy
Digital Library Services Director, University Libraries

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

Anne Waltner
Professor and Chair, Department of History

Maria Vincze
Friends of the Immigration History Research Center and Archives 

Student Members:

Hana Maruyama
Graduate Student, Department of American Studies

Kent Weber
Graduate Student, Department of History