The project’s website includes fact-based research and reporting from reputable national media sources and think tanks; perspectives from experts, scholars, and political commentators; and provides a summary analysis of emerging trends and issues.
The University of Minnesota Immigration History Research Center recently launched the "Immigrants in COVID America" project to record the health, economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on immigrants and refugees in the U.S.
The IHRC is excited to present the IMMIGRANTS IN COVID AMERICA project, a timely resource and website that documents the health, economic, and social impact of COVID-19 on immigrants and refugees in the United States.
Citing coronavirus concerns, the E.U. did not include the United States, which has had more coronavirus deaths and infections than any other country, on a recent list of approved nations. Professor Erika Lee writes this article for the Washington Post.
Professor Yuichiro Onishi of the Departments of African American & African Studies and Asian American Studies writes about the history and current relationships between Black people and Asian Americans and how relationships must be reworked to come together in Afro-Asian solidarity.
Erika Lee is one of five UMN Twin Cities researchers who have been elected as members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honor societies, which honors those making preeminent contributions to their fields and the world. Members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs.
A story by NPR highlights the social issues surrounding Asian populations amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Erika Lee, a historian at the University of Minnesota who studies history, immigration and epidemics, is featured in the Code Switch podcast.