Professor Matthew Spangler received a $155,303 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to lead a Summer Institute titled "The Immigrant Experience in California." The Institute will run from July 12 to 26, 2020. Twenty-five teachers from around the United States will come to San Francisco Bay Area for two weeks where, each day, they will meet with a different scholar or artist who writes about immigration in the California context.  Institute faculty include: Maxine Hong Kingston, Khaled Hosseini, Luis Valdez, Kinan Valdez, Andrew Lam, Ping Chong, Persis Karim, Jasmin Darznik, Sara Zatz, Glen Gendzel, and Judy Yung. This will be the fourth time Dr. Spangler has led the Immigration Institute.        Luis Valdez                 Maxine Hong Kingston speaking at the Institute   

 Luis Valdez, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Earll Kingston speaking to institute participants.

Maxine Hong Kingston and Celeste Ng on PBS Newshour, August 28, 2019: