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June 15, 2022 /
Posted in: DePaul Migration Collaborative, Faculty News /
DePaul’s College of Law and College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS) are pleased to announce the appointment of Sioban Albiol, JD, and Shailja Sharma, PhD, as the inaugural co-directors of the DePaul Migration Collaborative (DMC).
A joint initiative of Law, LAS, and the Division of Mission and Ministry, the DMC engages scholars, practitioners, students and alumni from Chicago, throughout the state and beyond to find solutions to society’s most pressing problems in the areas of migration, mobility and human rights. By leveraging the power of interdisciplinary scholarly collaboration to pursue dynamic, community-engaged projects, advocacy and research, the DMC sponsors innovative learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students who will form the next generation of leaders and problem-solvers in the field. These efforts will allow the DMC to advocate for and contribute to better public policy, stronger communities and a more just society.
Albiol and Sharma have worked together for several years to creatively and effectively extend and amplify the good work being done by DePaul faculty, staff and alumni working in the field, and their collaboration culminated in the creation of the DMC. The co-directorship formalizes their roles and provides the DMC with steady leadership as it launches and sustains a number of innovative projects in the coming years, including: