Rising junior History major Sam Ortega authored this piece in YES! Magazine, exploring the treatment of migrants at the border in her home town of El Paso across two pandemics: the 1917 typhus outbreak and our current COVID-19 outbreak. Sam had originally researched the 1917 typhus epidemic in “World Migration” with Professor Jose Moya, and returned to the topic this spring for an op-ed assignment in “Seeking Asylum” with Professor Nara Milanich. You can read the full, compelling article through the link below!
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.Continue reading “Doing Senior Thesis Research with the Fellowship for Research in Europe”
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.Continue reading “Seeking Asylum Course Explores Themes of Immigration and Asylum, with Visit to Detention Center on US-Mexico Border”