The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


Call for Immigration History Grad Student Blog Posts – Due November 15!

Calling Immigration and Ethnic History Graduate Students! Due November 15!

We invite submissions for the second annual Graduate Student Blog Competition for the Immigration and Ethnic History Society (IEHS) Blog. The blog features writing by senior scholars, emerging scholars, and graduate students in the field. We are asking graduate students at any stage of their career to contribute original posts to participate in a competition for the best entries.

These blog entries can be insights into a student’s research or historical perspectives on current issues. We encourage you to write about any topic you deem relevant. The post should be 600 to 800 words and should include a short bio and headshot. Write your entry with the readers of the IEHS blog in mind – smart, thoughtful people who are interested in immigration and ethnic history who may not be closely familiar with your particular topic. You can read previous entries and subscribe to IEHS online here: The authors of the best ten submissions selected will receive a yearlong student membership to the IEHS, and the top student blog entry will receive an award of $100 in addition to a yearlong membership to the society.

Please submit a blog post by November 15, 2016 to with “IEHS blog post competition” in the subject line. Please include the post, your bio, and your headshot in the same Word document. A committee of three will select the winners and notify the recipients by December 1. Beyond this competition, the IEHS welcomes blog post submissions at any time during the year. If you have any questions, please contact us at We look forward to receiving your posts!