USI Applied History Series to address Latin American refugee migrant crisis in the U.S.


The University of Southern Indiana College of Liberal Arts and the USI History department invite individuals to join the conversation about the Latin American refugee migrant crisis in the United States and the role of historians acting as expert witnesses in asylum cases.

The event, “Theory to Praxis at a Moment of Human Crisis,” will take place at 4 p.m. April 10 via Zoom. The public can attend by visiting Dr. Autumn Quezada-Grant will be the presenter, sharing her historical expertise in assisting with asylum cases and acting as a subject matter expert in removal proceedings.

Quezada-Grant is also a cultural competency expert and an external consultant with Protocol 67, supporting their Asylum and Convention Against Torture cases. She will provide insights into the challenges refugees and migrants face and the importance of historians’ role in supporting asylum cases.

This event is part of the Applied History Series, sponsored by the USI History department. Founded in 2016, the Series provides an opportunity for traditional and non-traditional historians to discuss their work as it relates to historical events, people and places. The series includes one to two lectures per year, considering local, national and global issues and providing students and the community with nuanced and innovative interpretations of the past.