In the summer of 2020, Sophia Houdaigui (B.A. in History, Barnard 2021) and Maria Castillo (B.Sc. in Environmental Science, SEAS 2021) drew from their background as children raised by immigrants and identity as hyphenated Americans to put forth a community resource to unpack immigration policies. Hyphenated America offers short guides and fact sheets that make policies like DACA and family separation easily digestible, a podcast that features experts such as reporters, lawyers, professors, and activists in the immigration field, and a weekly breakdown to bring attention to related news, activists, and organizations.
BarnardHistoryBlog invites Sophia to share insights on why she co-founded Hyphenated America and her experience at Barnard College as a History major!
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Meet Me at the Museum is a Barnard/Columbia student-led initiative that provides tours to elementary school students in New York City. BarnardHistoryBlog invites Sofia Perez, the club’s president, and Allie Berdon, the club’s director of operations, to share their experiences and to encourage History majors to get involved! No art history education required, just a passion for equity, public education, history, art and social justice!
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Caitlin Lynch (Barnard, B.A. in History, 2012; UCLA, J.D., 2016) is a public defender in California. BarnardHistoryBlog invites her to share insights on how her history training has helped prepare her for the challenging job.
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Recent Barnard history graduate Ally McDonough writes about how a centuries-old recipe inspired her to conduct some field research in the kitchen for her senior thesis on dairy farming and the use of dairy in Northern Indian recipes before and during the colonial eras and make her own Halwa at home.
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Senior History major Anna Morrow discusses her experience with the Senior Thesis Fellowship for Research in Europe in Summer 2019, and how it helped her thesis, and reveals her favorite thing that she found doing the archival research.
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Junior History major and History Students Activity Council (SAC) member Phoebe Sanders gets into the pros of being a history major, who the History SAC are and what they do. (Spoiler: plan fun events!)
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Incoming professor Angelo Matteo Caglioti is an environmental historian. Currently a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome, he will be starting at Barnard this fall.
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In a pilot course this past Spring, students in HIST3670, Seeking Asylum, partnered with the Dilley Pro Bono Project (DPBP) to provide aid to mothers and children in detention centers along the US-Mexico Border. The course, taught by professor Nara Milanich, explored the history of immigration and asylum in the United States, with the trip to Texas being taken over Spring Break. In an interview, students discussed their experiences in the course and the value of this model of learning.
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