Assistant Professor of Post-1960 US History at UNC Charlotte
Kristina Shull (she/her/hers) is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Global American Studies at Harvard University where she teaches in the Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights unit. She specializes in race, foreign relations, immigration enforcement, and climate migration in the modern US and the World.
Shull holds a Ph.D. in History from UC Irvine, a Master’s in Humanities and Social Thought from NYU, and a B.A. in History from UCLA. Her current book project, Invisible Bodies: Immigration Crisis and Private Prisons Since the Reagan Era, explores the rise of immigration detention and prison privatization in the early 1980s at the intersections of Cold War nationalism and growing public xenophobia after the Vietnam War.
Shull is the creator of IMM Print and Climate Refugee Stories; in 2016 she was awarded a Soros Justice Fellowship from the Open Society Foundations for her work in immigration detention storytelling.