Team Members

Our project integrates the expertise of five faculty members working on global mobility from the perspectives of anthropology (Jeffrey H. Cohen), history (Theodora Dragostinova and Robin Judd), literature and film/media studies (Yana Hashamova), as well as filmmaking (Vera Brunner-Sung).


Yana Hashamova: A first-generation immigrant from Bulgaria, working on media representations of human trafficking.


Theodora Dragostinova: A first-generation immigrant, born in Bulgaria, who works on migration in modern Europe.


Robin Judd: A child of immigrants, working on marriage, migration, and the Jewish experience.             .

Jeffrey H. Cohen: Migration Research Scholar

Vera Brunner-Sung: A first-generation American, child of immigrants from South Korea and Switzerland, making films about the meaning of place and belonging.