Schedule of Events

Friday, March 31

7:30 PM: Movie screening of “Last Train Home.” D.H. Hill Library, Erdahl Cloyd Wing

Saturday, April 1

9:30 AM: Coffee and Bagels, Withers Hall Lobby

10:00 AM: Main event, Withers Hall 232A


David Zonderman, Head, History Department

Tom Birkland, Associate Dean for Research and Engagement, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Main Presentation:

Donna Gabaccia, Professor of History, University of Toronto. “Where are the Nations of Immigrants? A Historian Talks to the 21st Century.”

12:00 PM: Book Signing (books may be purchased in advance or on site)

Gabaccia, Donna and Donato, Katharine. Gender and International Migration: From the Slavery Era to the Global Age. New York Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2015. 

Gabaccia, Donna. Foreign Relations: Global Perspectives on American Immigration.  Princeton University Press, 2012.

Featured talks are free and open to the public, but registration is recommended to reserve space.

Please contact Ingrid Hoffius at (919) 513-2313 with any questions. 

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Donna Gabaccia is a Professor of History at the University of Toronto and past Director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of 14 books and dozens of articles on immigrant class, gender and food studies in the United States, on Italian migration around the world, and on migration in world history. Her 2015 book Gender and International Migration, co-authored with sociologist and demographer Katharine Donato, was awarded an Honourable Mention from the American Sociological Association’s Znaniecki Prize.  Her previous book, Foreign Relations won the 2012 Theodore Saloutos Prize of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society. Her work in public history earned her the 2013 University of Minnesota Outstanding Community Service Award for Faculty and the 2012 Society of American Archivists, Hamer-Kegan Award for the Immigration History Research Center Project, “Digitizing Immigrant Letters.” She is currently Chair of the Executive Board of the Toronto Ward Museum. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in History and Women’s Studies, focusing on migration, gender and diasporas in world history, digital history, and gendered foodways.

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