The Harvard Immigration Project Fellows Program offers advanced level doctoral students at Harvard University the opportunity to receive additional training and support for one academic year.
IIH executive committee members, faculty affiliates, partners and others at Harvard University offer a wide array of opportunities for the campus community to engage with issues of immigration.
Immigration & Democracy Podcast Series
News and Events
A panel of immigrants and Dreamers discussed the unprecedented racism and anti-immigrant sentiment exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as their hopes for the future of undocumented young people in the United States. This panel included a performance of “Yong Yuan” from I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams by Helen Zhibing Huang and Timothy Steele.
View the recorded panel, featuring IIH staff members Jennifer Allsopp and Ariana Aparicio Aguilar.
Cerise Lim Jacobs
Cerise Lim Jacobs is the founder of White Snake Projects, a company which commissions, develops and produces original opera of the highest production values. She creates new American opera from her chequered past in multicultural Singapore and her sojourns around the world. Her original libretti are inspired by the myths that live in our imaginations and the excitement of current events and people she encounters. A recommended piece to check out is critically acclaimed opera "I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams." We recently conducted a forum called "Immigration: Dreaming of a Real Future" where we discuss of being immigrants, documented and undocumented, in America. Listen to the Immigration and Democracy where we discuss the power of opera in activism.
Pierre R. Berastain, Director of the OSAPR at Harvard University
Pierre is the director of the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (OSAPR), which works to support members of the community who have experienced interpersonal harm. They also create programming to raise awareness and engage the larger community in preventing harm. While he's been in this position for two years, his relationship to the University goes back to his years as an undergrad at the College. Pierre is a proud alumnus of the Divinity School and a DACA beneficary.
Ieva Jusionyte, author of Threshold: Emergency Responders on the US-Mexico Border
What happens when a border wall splits a binational community? How does security infrastructure use wounding as a method of deterring those who are unwelcome in this country? And why does it harm even those it is designed to protect? Threshold: Emergency Responders on the U.S.-Mexico Border (University of California Press, 2018) examines these questions from the perspective of Mexican and American firefighters, EMTs and paramedics who are charged with mitigating the deleterious human effects of hardline border policies.
Bringing together people who care about immigration to promote positive change