syd-ideasSophie Loy-Wilson from the University of Sydney will introduce Evelyn Hu-de Hart (Brown University), a world expert on immigration history.

Prof Hu-deHart will broach the topic of immigration from the perspective of American and legal history.

This discussion will frame our own immigration past, and present it in the context of what we know about that same history across the Pacific, and more specifically the place of women as agents, and subjects of the immigration experience.


Evelyn Hu-Dehart is Professor of History, and Director of the center for the study of race and ethnicity in America at Brown University. She joins Brown from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she was Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies and Director of the Center for Studies of Ethnicity and Race in America. She has published three books on the Yaqui Indians of Northern Mexico and Arizona and numerous scholarly articles on her current research on the Asian Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean, and written on the politics of multiculturalism.

Sophie Loy-Wilson is an ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ARC Laureate Research Program in International History . She is an historian of twentieth century Australia who uses Chinese language sources to rewrite aspects of Australia’s past. She has lived in China intermittently since 1995 and attended Beijing International Studies University between 2002 and 2003. Her current research concerns the relationship between commerce and culture in Australian interactions with China in the twentieth century.

WHEN: Wednesday 16 September, 6.00pm – 7.30pm

WHERE: Law School Common Room, Level 4, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney

RSVP Bookings: All events free, online registration required.

ADDing WOMEN AND STIRring in Australian History is part of a series of public talks and conversations featuring new work in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Experts discuss and debate what does adding women change about how we understand the past, the present, and the future?