In Minnesota, a record number of immigrants and children of immigrants are running for election this year for local, state and national positions, in part to combat increasing anti-immigration and Islamophobic sentiments and to give their communities a voice in politics.
My name is Yuichiro Onishi, Associate Professor of African American & African Studies and Asian American Studies. Starting this Fall semester, I am beginning my two-year term as Acting Director of the Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) while my colleague Erika Lee is on a research leave as a Carnegie Fellow.
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.
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 Chinese Exclusion Act,” a new PBS documentary, explores the first American law to restrict the immigration of a particular ethnic group and ban it from citizenship. Above, Chinese women and children in a California immigration station.
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.
The University of Minnesota’s Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) and the Minneapolis Telecommunication Network (MTN) announces their partnership to broadcast digital stories from the Immigrant Stories collection.