Ashley Johnson, Northwestern University and Kyle Mays, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Saturday, February 8, 2014

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm


Center for American History and Culture Programs
Urban History Dissertation Group

“Illegal Detroiters: Undocumented Europeans and Unions in America’s Motor City, 1924-1942”
Ashley Johnson, Northwestern University

“Performing Settler Colonialism, Constructing Race: African Americans, Native Americans, and White People at Detroit’s 1901 Bicentennial”
Kyle Mays, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Cost and Registration Information 

The group is open only to graduate students (no faculty), and members should be committed to attending as many of the meetings as possible.  Papers are pre-circulated by email and must be requested in advance. If you are interested in presenting or would like to attend, please contact the Scholl Center at