Profiles in "Comparative Diaspora Studies" Expertise Area

  • El Hamel's research focuses mainly on issues of power/class, slavery, race/ethnicity, gender and social justice.
  • Manchester specializes in 19th and 20th century Russian history. Her current research interests include ethnic return migration, diaspora culture, oral history, and autobiographical narratives.
  • Vargas has taught courses in photography, silkscreen, Spanish language, culture, and literature.
  • Lee's current research focuses on how Hmong living in the diaspora have maintained extensive kinship networks and various cultural and economic practices across national borders.
  • Harleen Kaur received her doctorate in sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a Teaching Assistant Professor for the Sanford School. Her background and research interests are in racism, state formation, and belonging.