Tina Shull

Assistant Professor of History

at UNC Charlotte


Post-1960 US & World History • Race, Empire, Immigration

Abolition and Carceral StudiesClimate Migration

Public and Digital Humanities

Tina Shull (she/her) is a public historian of race, empire, immigration enforcement, and climate migration in the modern US and the World.

She holds a PhD in History from UC Irvine, a Master’s in Humanities and Social Thought from NYU, and a BA in History from UCLA. Her forthcoming book from UNC Press, Detention Empire, explores the rise of migrant detention in the early 1980s as a form counter-insurgency.

Shull is the creator of IMM Print and Climate Refugee Stories. She was awarded a Soros Justice Fellowship from the Open Society Foundations in 2016 for her work in immigration detention storytelling. Climate Refugee Stories has been awarded grants from NC Humanities, National Geographic Documenting Human Migrations, and the University of California Critical Refugee Studies Collective. In 2018-20, Shull was a post-doctoral fellow in Global American Studies at Harvard University where she taught in the Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights unit.

Climate Refugee Stories

#ImmigrationDetention
Syllabus

#ClimateMigrationSyllabus

Digital History

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Exposed: The Injustice of Immigration Detention


Building Unity in the Mass Incarceration Crisis: Centering Black Migrant Experiences in the Fight for Abolition