Documenting the Undocumented Working Group

Tuesday, October 12 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Documenting the Undocumented Working Group

This working group aims to help shape new historical and humanities scholarship on the eleven million residents of the United States that lack legal status in the country, therefore usually referred to as “undocumented.” As a forum for faculty, postdocs, and doctoral students, we will read relevant literature that offers new perspectives on this critical U.S. population, especially that which moves beyond traditional social science descriptions. We will explore the methods scholars have employed to understand the undocumented population in the past and present, on both hemispheric and national terms, as well as the strategies and ethics in documenting their role in our society. 

Coordinators: George Sanchez and Julia Brown-Bernstein

For readings and Zoom information, please review the schedule

The Levan Institute for the Humanities supports interdisciplinary working groups with the goal of fostering intellectual exchange and advancing research on topics in the humanities (broadly construed) that are not already addressed by an existing department or program. Working groups are primarily addressed to faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. They may involve participants at other institutions. For more information visit


Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


Campus Humanities, Levan Institute for the Humanities
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