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Abdikadir Lugundi Interview

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Brian JK Miller is an Assistant Professor in the History Department and affiliated faculty in International Studies at Allegheny College where he teaches classes on the interconnected histories of Europe and the Middle East. Miller’s teaching and research utilizes oral history to investigate and nuance socio-cultural changes within the nineteenth and twentieth-century world. Miller’s 2015 dissertation, Reshaping the Turkish Nation-State: The Turkish-German Guest Worker Program and Planned Development 1959-1985, utilizes oral history interviews that Miller conducted with returned Turkish migrants during a 2012-13 research trip to Turkey. Miller is currently developing a digital humanities project entitled www.MigrantStories.org that is dedicated to amplifying the voices of migrants so that they may narrate their own experiences. This is not only about equitable inclusion; focusing on these voices offers a wider array of data to challenge current dominant stereotypes and narratives of migrants and refugees.

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