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Water tower in Dilley, Texas

Bearing Witness

May 23, 2019

UW Tacoma Professor Marian Harris and graduate student Zea Mendoza recently spent a week helping asylum seekers held at the South Texas Family Residential Center.

UW Tacoma student Omer Adam

Page Turner

November 28, 2018

Books helped Omer Adam adjust to life in the United States after he and his family moved from Sudan.

UW Tacoma Assistant Professors Rachel Hershberg and Vanessa de Veritch Woodside

Telling Their Stories

May 16, 2018

Assistant Professors Rachel Hershberg and Vanessa de Veritch Woodside are using interviews to understand the effects of detention on immigrants and refugees in the South Sound.

Morning sky with Tacoma Union Station

Are We a Welcoming Region?

February 14, 2017

The 2017 Urban Studies Forum will examine the role of immigrant labor in the regional economy.