Working with Legal Advocates and Activists

Solicited by the Immigration and Ethnic History Society (IEHS)

Saturday, April 1, 2023, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Type: Chat

Tags: Media and Communications; Professional Development


This seminar will focus on how scholars can work with legal advocates and activists. The two presenters will draw on their experience working with immigration legal advocates and activists to facilitate a conversation about how academics can work successfully with these groups and utilize their expertise outside of academia.

Session Participants

Chair: Torrie Hester, Saint Louis University
Torrie Hester is an associate professor in the department of history at Saint Louis University. Her book, Deportation: The Origins of US Policy (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017), examines the national and international origins of US deportation policy.

Chair: Andrew Urban, Rutgers University
Andy Urban is a historian of migration, labor, consumerism, and empire. His book, Brokering Servitude: Migration and the Politics of Domestic Labor during the Long Nineteenth Century (NYU Press, 2018), examines the cultural and political debates that surrounded the commodification of domestic labor in the United States, and attempts to regulate markets for the hire of household servants.

Proposal Submitter Only: Maddalena Marinari, Gustavus Adolphus College