Prof. Milanich (fifth from left) and spring ’19 Seeking Asylum students in Diley, Texas

In honor of Immigrant Heritage Month (June) and World Refugee Day (June 20), the College asked alumnae and faculty to reflect on the importance of celebrating immigrants and refugees and to share how Barnard community members, personally and professionally, remain committed to people with these identities.

Grant will support new partnerships and curriculum centered on immigration, poverty, and labor rights policy


J.C. Salyer, assistant professor of practice, anthropology, and human rights, was honored on April 4, 2019, by the Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams.

This spring break, professor of history Nara Milanich and students provided pro bono help in Dilley, Texas, for her course, Seeking Asylum, a credited, experiential learning experience that gives students the opportunity to explore the political crisis surrounding asylum-seeking families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

They discussed difficulties facing people of Haitian descent living in the Dominican Republic.