About us

Periodically in history, immigrant women have been the target of dehumanizing anti-immigrant rhetoric and violence. In response, we have created this podcast Immigrants Wake America, in partnership with the Tenement Museum in New York.

Immigrants Wake America features storytellers who share stories about migration and the centrality of immigrant women in their lives. Storytelling allows us to find similarities and differences between ourselves and others, thus offering a humanizing counterpart to harmful narratives. The podcast will be a living archive of stories that have not been heard before and serve as an intervention in the ways in which immigrant women’s (hi)stories are narrated and passed on.


Hosts & Producers: Le Li & Shruti Jain, PhD students, Binghamton University. Le and Shruti are international students from China and India respectively.


Executive Producers: Dr. Lisa Yun, Associate Professor, Binghamton University; Kathryn Lloyd, Vice President of Programs and Interpretation, Tenement Museum


Immigrants Wake America is supported by the HCI Public Humanities Grant from Humanities New York.

Le Li

Contact: lli109@binghamton.edu

Shruti Jain

Contact: sjain15@binghamton.edu

Lisa Yun

Contact: lisayun@binghamton.edu

Kathryn Lloyd

Contact: klloyd@tenement.org