Miroslava Chávez-García, “Migrant Longing”

UCSB History Associates has partnered with the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation to present a public lecture by UCSB Professor of History Miroslava Chávez-García.  Drawing upon a personal collection of more than 300 letters exchanged between her parents and other family members across the U.S.-Mexico border, Professor Chávez-García recreates and gives meaning to the hope, fear, and longing migrants experienced in their […]

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Grace Peña Delgado, “Mexico’s New Slavery: A Critique of Neo-Abolitionism to Combat Human Trafficking”

As part of the The Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy‘s Winter Quarter speaker series, Grace Peña Delgado (History, UC Santa Cruz) will present “Mexico’s New Slavery: A Critique of Neo-Abolitionism to Combat Human Trafficking.” Delgado is the author of Making the Chinese American: Global Migration, Localism, and Exclusion in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (2012) and co-author of Latino Immigrants […]

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Elizabeth Buettner, “Postcolonial Migration Meets European Integration: Britain in Comparative Perspective”

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Elizabeth Buettner, Professor of Modern History at the University of Amsterdam, will present her paper “Postcolonial Migration Meets European Integration: Britain in Comparative Perspective” on Tuesday, October 22 at 4:00 in HSSB 4020. How exceptional has Britain’s history of inward migration after 1945 been compared to that of other Western European countries? Like other former imperial powers, Britain became home […]

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