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

Center for American History and Culture Programs
Urban History Dissertation Group
Saturday, February 8, 2014

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm


“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