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Erin Barr

Erin Barr

Graduate Student // History

Curriculum vitae


Office and Contact

Room: REC 403

Office hours: Via Zoom by appointment

Email: barr37@purdue.edu


BA - SUNY Potsdam
MA - Illinois State University

Specialization

19th Century U.S. History
Immigration
Women's History

I study United States immigration and migration history with an emphasis on the experiences of immigrant women. I look at the lived personal experiences of immigrants by examining their personal writings, such as letters and diaries, in order to add nuance and diversity to the traditional United States immigration narrative. By studying immigrants' nations of origin, their motivations for immigration to the United States, and what occurred after their arrivals, I hope to create a more complete image of the American immigration experience. I have studied the Latin language and Irish history in order to help diversify the historical narrative of Irish immigration history, and hope to bring this approach to other immigrant groups.