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Julie Weise (International Studies) Studies U.S. Immigration

February 5th, 2013

Julie Weise of CSULB’s International Studies Program returned to campus in June 2012 from a one-year post-doctoral leave of absence in North Carolina and New Mexico where her examination of U.S. immigration was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the School for Advanced Research.

“I feel grateful that these grants are there for us because there is not as much support for research as we’d like in these bad economic times,” said Weise, a member of the university since 2009. “I feel very lucky I had this opportunity. A cool fact is that of hundreds of NEH faculty research grants given last year, only two CSU faculty members received them for 2011-2012: me and Susan Carlile, both at CSULB.” English’s Susan Carlile spent a year in the United Kingdom as part of her one-year NEH research fellowship to write a critical biography titled Charlotte Lennox: A Powerful Mind.

Weise’s goal is the 2014 publication of her new book, Corazón de Dixie: Mexico and Mexicans in the U.S. South Since 1910, from the University of North Carolina Press.

Click here to read the full article from Inside CSULB.

Photo by Jason S. Ordaz, School for Advanced Research