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Faculty Profile: Dr. Jennifer Cullison

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Dr. Jennifer Cullsion is a new addition to the Stan State history department at Stan State. (Photo courtesy of Dr.Cullsion)


Assistant Professor Dr. Jennifer Cullison is a new addition to the Stan State History department. Her room is located in Bizzini Hall 118 and upon entering her office, one can see that it is decorated with a variety of things, emphasizing her bright and bubbly personality. 

Q: Will you tell me a little bit about your teaching background?

A. Before joining Stan State, I was at the University of Nevada, Reno where I directed the Realities of Undocumented Immigrants Oral History Project (RUIOH). This was a Spanish-English bilingual project that aimed to collect stories from the undocumented population in Nevada. This was done to show elected officials and policymakers the hardships that undocumented people go through as well as to humanize their politicized stories. By doing this, the RUIOH Project hoped to encourage better policies regarding undocumented people in Nevada and across the U.S.

Q: Will you tell me a little bit about your teaching background? 

A: I like to present students with historical information that allows them to create “ their own interpretations of the past and have their own historical narratives. I like to provide a classroom environment that enables people to share their opinions on factual evidence while welcoming open conversations. 

Q: Can you tell us a little about your research background? 

A. I focused my dissertation on the topic of the incarceration of immigrants in Texas. This research allowed Me the ability to create a timeline showcasing how immigrant caging policies today are a result of laws that were enacted years ago. I was able to connect the way in which laws were used to punish, criminalize and dehumanize Latin Americans.

Q. What are you most excited for at Stan State? 

A: There are so many first generation students and I’m so excited to help them both as a faculty member and as a mentor.

Q: What is your long term goal on campus? 

A: keep working with students… to ultimately help in the effort of amplifying more voices…

 

 

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