About Us

The Immigration Advocacy History Project (IAHP) is led by Historians for a Just Society (HJS), a group of graduate students in the History Department at Loyola University Chicago. HJS was founded in the wake of the 2016 U.S. presidential election to provide a venue for emerging public historians to promote equality and social justice both on and off Loyola’s campus. As Historians for a Just Society, we use our skills as scholars and educators to support members of our communities as we work together toward a more just world.

HJS is part of Loyola’s History Graduate Student Association (HGSA). HGSA has been serving the interests of full-time and part-time graduate students for over a decade. The purpose of the HGSA is to represent the interests of the history graduate students to Loyola faculty, staff, and administration. Additionally, the HGSA cultivates academic excellence and community among the graduate students. HGSA fulfills its mission by organizing workshops, lectures, and social events and by funding student activities.