The launch of the Mercy Interdisciplinary Faculty Collaborative on Immigration
The McAuley Institute for Mercy Education is launching its next Mercy Interdisciplinary Faculty Collaborative — this time with a focus on the critical concern of immigration. This two-year collaborative advance research, teaching and University initiatives that address immigration and contribute to the mercy, Catholic vocation of Salve.
Six faculty who are McAuley Scholars each receive a grant to support their research or teaching initiative, engage student fellows and convene in regular interdisciplinary seminars to advance this work.
The following faculty are scholars within the immigration collaborative and have each identified the initiatives they will focus on for the next two years through spring 2025.
- Dr. John Quinn, professor in the Department of History: “Asian American Immigrant History”
- Dr. Hyoyeun Jun, assistant professor in the Department of English, Communications, and Media: “Salve Immigrant Students’ Mental Health and De-Stigmatization”
- Dr. Norman Rusin, lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages: “Women, Migrations and Italian Food Cultures”
- Dr. Yvan Ilunga, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations: “The Diaspora and the Complexity of Peacebuilding”
- Dr. Emily Colbert Cairns, associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages: “The Sephardic Diaspora: Women of the Mallorcan Chueta Community”
- Dr. Myunghoon Roh, assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology: “Juvenile Delinquency in Context of Emigration and Immigration in the Western Balkan Countries”
The immigration collaborative will be hosting a guest speaker in the spring 2024 semester related to the topic of immigration and a roundtable panel in the spring 2025 semester. Running concurrently is the collaborative centered on women and gender, which is in its second year. The seven scholars within the women and gender collaborative will be sharing with Salve’s community slated for Wednesday, April 3, 2024 through the McKillop Library’s faculty lecture series.