Keynote Speakers

Confirmed keynote speakers

Erika Lee, University of Minnesota 
Lee is Director of the Immigration History Research Center, Regents Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, and the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History at the University of Minnesota. Her scholarly specialties include migration, race and ethnicity; xenophobia; immigration law and public policy; Asian Americans; and transnational U.S. history. Her most recent monograph is the America for Americans: The History of Xenophobia in the United States (Basic Books, 2019).

Imre Szeman, University of Waterloo
Szeman is University Research Chair and Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo. He conducts research on and teaches in the areas of energy humanities, environmental studies, critical and cultural theory, social and political philosophy, and Canadian studies. His most recent monograph is On Petrocultures: Globalization, Culture, and Energy (West Virginia University Press, 2019)