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Kristina Shull

Kristina Shull is an assistant professor and director of public history at UNC Charlotte, specializing in race, empire, immigration enforcement, carceral studies, and climate migration in the modern US and World. She is the author of Detention Empire: Reagan’s War on Immigrants and the Seeds of Resistance (UNC Press, 2022). Shull is the creator of digital archive projects Climate Refugee Stories and IMM Print. She was named a Soros Justice Fellow in 2016 and has received grants from NC Humanities, National Geographic, and the University of California’s Critical Refugee Studies Collective for her work in migration and detention storytelling. She holds a PhD in History from UC Irvine, an MA in Humanities and Social Thought from NYU, and a BA in History from UCLA.