Summer Symposium Spotlight | Julie Weise

Julie Weise is a history professor at the University of Oregon. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University for History, and taught for four years at California State University, Long Beach before moving to Eugene.

Julie’s research focuses on themes of citizenship and migration in hemispheric and global contexts. Keep an eye out for her current project, a book entitled Citizenship Displaced: Migrant Political Cultures in the Era of State Control. This project grew out of an ongoing conversation with her students about the parallels between the experiences of different migrant groups.

Her first book, Corazon de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910, investigates five historical case studies of Mexican communities in a region that is usually considered in terms of white and black. Using photographs, government documentation and other primary sources, Julie shows how the communities negotiated race and space in Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and North Carolina. This summer in Charlotte, Julie will expand on her chapter on the Mexican community in North Carolina at the Summer Symposium.

You can catch Julie’s presentation at the Summer Symposium on Friday morning. Find the schedule, and more details about the symposium here. Remember, symposium guests must have current memberships, so if you haven’t renewed for 2017, now’s a good time!