Shana Bernstein, associate professor of history, was invited by the Chicano and Latino Studies Department and the Jewish Studies Program of California State University Long Beach to give an April 25 talk titled “Allies in the Struggle for Civil Rights: Mexican American and Jewish Relations in a Time of Change.”
Melissa Byrnes, assistant professor of history, presented a paper titled “Slumlord with a Heart of Gold: What the Controversy over the Oliviers de Serres ‘Ghetto’ in Villeurbanne Reveals about Migrants’ Rights in the Republic” on April 6 at the Society for French Historical Studies Annual Conference in Cambridge, Mass. She also gave a talk titled “Migration and Municipal Foreign Policy: North Africans in the Suburbs of Paris and Lyon” at a workshop hosted by UT-Austin’s Institute for Historical Studies on April 15.
Who’s making history these days?
Shana Bernstein, associate professor of history, gave several invited lectures over the summer. She recently gave a lecture titled “Nazis, Red-Baiting, and Civil Rights: Jewish Americans as Interracial Activists in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles” at Stanford University’s Research Institute for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity.
Bernstein has been named a 2012-2013 Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians (OAH). Read more here.
Melissa Byrnes, assistant professor of history, gave a paper on “The Algerian War through Metropolitan Prisms: How Ideas of Empire Shaped Local Immigration Policies and Policing” at the French Colonial Historical Society’s annual conference in New Orleans.