Julie Greene

Julie Greene ( is Co-Director of the Center and Professor of History with particular interest in the history of labor, the working-class, and immigration. Her most recent book, The Canal Builders: Making America's Empire at the Panama Canal (Penguin Press, 2009), focuses on the tens of thousands of workingmen and workingwomen who traveled from all around the world to live and labor on the canal project. She is founding co-director of the Center for Global Migration Studies.

Christina Getrich

Christina Getrich ( is Associate Director of the Center and Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Her research focuses on health disparities among Hispanic immigrants and on immigration policies and enforcement practices, citizenship and belonging, identity, second-generation youth, and immigrant families.

Kate Keane

Katarina Keane ( is the Assistant Director of the Center and an instructor in the Department of History. Her dissertation explored the experiences and contributions of Southern women in the American feminist movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Her teaching and research interests center on social movements in the post-1945 period.

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Ira Berlin

Ira Berlin was Co-Director of the Center, Distinguished University Professor, and Professor of History. In The Long Emancipation: The Demise of Slavery in the United States(Harvard University Press, 2015), Berlin drew upon decades of study to offer a framework for understanding slavery’s demise in the United States, weaving the distinct characteristics of emancipation into a larger narrative of the meaning of American freedom.

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