In the News

This blog isn’t the only place where you can find the writings of Barnard History majors! Scroll on to discover how history students have been publishing their research for the wider public and the breadth of topics they explore.

Black and white image of three women. One is sitting at a desk on the left, writing. The other two are sitting on the right, in front of a canopy bed, looking at a book. One is sitting on the ground and the other is sitting on a chair.
Barnard students in Brooks Hall, 1962

Jen Apodaca, organizer for the Detained Migrant Solidarity Comittee, after participating in a caravan protest around Immigration and Customs Enforcement El Paso Processing Center to demand the release of ICE detainees due to safety concerns amidst the COVID-19 outbreak on April 16, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. (Photo by Paul Ratje / Agence France-Presse / AFP via Getty Images)

Sam Ortega: The U.S. Has Always Exploited Immigrants During Pandemics

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 […]