Thursday, April 19, 2012
Co-organized by the Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M University, this interdisciplinary symposium explores emerging Holocaust research on immigration, refugees, and rescue as well as current research on immigration in the American context. Panels will address migrant networks, refugee and immigrant identity, migrant education, and religion and social memory in comparative and historical perspective.
For further information, please contact Krista Hegburg, Program Officer, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This symposium has been made possible by a generous grant from the Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and by the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M University.
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Outreach Symposia Program
By bringing together scholars, teachers, students, and community members, the Center’s outreach symposia program seeks to enrich campus dialogue and forge connections with diverse audiences that will ensure the vitality of Holocaust studies in an increasingly interdisciplinary and multicultural academic landscape.
Panel I: Immigration and Migration in Comparative Perspective
Chair: Andrew J. Kirkendall, Department of History, Texas A&M University
Commentator: Joel Kitchens, Evans Library, Texas A&M University
“Migration during World War II and the Holocaust,” Anika Walke, International and Area Studies, Washington University
“H.B. 2281 and the Battle over Mexican-American Studies,” Chris Esparza, undergraduate, Texas A&M University
“Nazis in Arizona: Rhetoric and the Immigration Debate in the United States,” Lisa Ramos, Department of History, Texas A&M University
Panel II: Border Crossings: Religion, Refuge, and Education
Chair: Adam Seipp, Department of History, Texas A&M University
Commentator: Lisa Ellis, Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University
“Immigrant Religion: Race, Border Crossers, and the Making of the México-Tejano Presbytery, 1908–1919,” Felipe Hinojosa, Department of History, Texas A&M University
“Forging a New Future for Migrant Education: Hidalgo, Texas,” Irma Espinoza, undergraduate, Texas A&M University
“Remembering the Good: Social Memory and the Resistance to Violence in the Holocaust on the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon,” Margaret Paxson, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University
Panel III: Migrant Identities
Chair: Tasha Dubriwny, Department of Communication and Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Texas A&M University
Commentator: Armando Alonzo, Department of History, Texas A&M University
“The Holocaust, Jewish Refugees, and African Americans in Hollywood, 1933–1965,” Jonathan Skolnik, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Massachusetts Amherst
“Tom Horne and Raza Studies,” Griselda Vazquez, undergraduate, Texas A&M University
“Migration-Trust Networks: The Social Networks of Mexican–US Bound Migration,” Nadia Flores, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University
“Remapping Death and Survival: Flight, Displacement, and International Aid for Jewish Refugees during the Holocaust,” Atina Grossmann, Professor of History, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art