Transcripts & closed captions available for Global Race, Ethnicity and Migration seminars

Videos with closed captions from the Global Race, Ethnicity and Migration graduate seminars presented by leading scholars fall 2007 through spring 2009 at the University of Minnesota are available online.

Presenters in the 2008-2009 series were Cawo Abdi (Sociology), Donald Browne (Communication Studies), Cindy Garcia (Theater Arts and Dance), Chris Isett (History) and Doug Hartmann (Sociology).

Presenters in the 2007-2008 series were Hakim Aberrezak (French and Italian), Erika Busse (Sociology), Sonia Cancian (visiting post-doctoral fellow-IHRC), Susan Craddock (Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies), Vera Fennell (Humphrey Institute), Kathy Fennelly and Crystal Myslajek (Humphrey Institute), Donna Gabaccia (IHRC and History), Franca Iacovetta (History-Univ. of Toronto), Bernard Maegi (History), Eileen Sivert (French and Italian), Unur Tsedev (visiting international fellow-Humphrey Institute) and Margaret Werry (Theatre Arts and Dance).

Global Race, Ethnicity and Migration (Global REM) seminars are sponsored by the Immigration History Research Center and the Institute for Global Studies, both units of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. The videos, teaching modules, and scholarly resources are available through the Global REM website at For more information about Global Race, Ethnicity and Migration programs, please e-mail

Richard Stachow (College of Liberal Arts) arranged the videography. Mari Magler (associate director for Disability Services) provided captioning for the fall 2007 videos. Assistant Data Managers Brian Matsumoto (2009) and Dan Grussing (2010) coordinated the IHRC's work team of Kian Missaghi, Meghan DeLisi, Alexis Yeboah, Mai Yang, Sadie Dogget, Mia Overly, and Chris DiSalvi to create transcripts for the 2008 and 2009 videos. Brian and Dan created the closed captions using the PC-based Media Access Generator (MAGpie).