Author Archives: Julia Brookins

About Julia Brookins

Julia Brookins is special projects coordinator at the AHA, and a historian of US immigration and citizenship. She has been an individual AHA member since 2007. On the blog, you will probably see her updates about AHA activities related to teaching, career exploration for students of history, and diversity, as well as some of her picks for What We’re Reading. On the AHA staff, she directs several grant projects, helps to prepare new grant applications, and is the point person for the elected Teaching Division. Julia enjoys her work supporting public-spirited scholars, educators, and other professionals who have an interest in history.

In her research, Julia is interested in the history of immigrant integration, especially in the United States. Her current project uses the case of 19th-century German migration to Texas to examine how immigrant groups have altered American nationalism and citizenship since the 1840s, and how immigrants have helped to reproduce racial hierarchies in the United States.

Updates from the Tuning Project

Nearly a dozen of the faculty members who are participating in the AHA’s Tuning project made presentations at the Workshop on Undergraduate Teaching in New Orleans.

Tuning Project Meeting: Shared Needs among Diverse History Programs

The AHA’s Tuning project for history held its first full meeting in Arlington, Virginia, the weekend of June 9–10, 2012. Building on lessons from earlier AHA projects that explored the role of historical study in liberal arts education, history faculty from 65 diverse two- and four-year programs convened to frame a vocabulary to explain how history students are prepared for citizenship and careers.

History Faculty Begin Nationwide Tuning Project

The American Historical Association (AHA) is initiating a nationwide, faculty-led project to articulate the core of historical study and to identify what a student should know and be able to do at the completion of a history degree program. Press Release By: Julia Brookins, AHA Special Projects Coordinator

Suggest a U.S. History Quiz Question

The AHA is working with American Profile magazine, a Sunday newspaper supplement, to publish a cover feature on U.S. history for Independence Day 2012. Submit your ideas for questions and answers through this survey form. Article By: Julia Brookins