IHRC Affiliate Erika Lee named Fesler-Lampert Professor in Public Humanities

erikalee.jpg Erika Lee has been named Fesler-Lampert Professor in Public Humanities for 2007-08. The Fesler-Lampert Professorship is designed to strengthen the ties between humanities scholars and the broader community. The position recognizes and supports the research of humanities faculty whose work promotes the public good and involves community partners. Erika received the award based on her past achievements and the very important book project she has underway on Angel Island, for decades the major port of entry for immigrants coming to the U.S. from Asia and the Pacific Rim generally. She receives $40,000 in research support. Congratulatons to Erika!