Johnson-Reed 100 Years Later

Ashley Johnson Bavery - Associate Professor, Eastern Michigan University, USA 

Ashley Johnson Bavery is Associate Professor of history at Eastern Michigan University, where she teaches courses on United States immigration and ethnic history. Her book, Bootlegged Aliens: Immigration Politics on America's Northern Border, received the First Book Award from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society for its examination of unauthorized European immigration to Detroit before World War II. Her articles have been published in the Journal of American History and the Journal of Urban History. She is currently working on a book that explores early Muslim immigration to the American Midwest.




Anna A. Mazurkiewicz - Associate Professor, University of Gdansk, Poland

Anna Mazurkiewicz (dr habil., prof. UG) historian, and author of four monographs: on the American responses to elections of 1947 and 1989 in Poland, and on the role of the political exiles from East Central Europe in American Cold War politics. Her book: Uchodźcy z Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej w amerykańskiej polityce zimnowojennej, 1948-1954 (2016) won the Willi Paul Adams Award, for the best book on American history published in a language other than English, Organization of American Historians, April 2019. She edited five volumes, including four in English (published in Germany and the UK). She serves as the editor of the book series: “Migrations in History. Past experience, global patterns, memory” DeGruyter (Germany)  and the Book Review Editor for Poland „Polish American Studies” (University of Illinois, USA). Mazurkiewicz the past President of the Polish American Historical Association (2017-2018) and a Board member since 2015. She is also a member of the Inter-faculty Committee of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (PAU) for the Study of the Polish Diaspora as well as the Committee on Migration Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN). Recipient of numerous research grants and awards by Polish and American institutions, Mazurkiewicz was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Notre Dame, Central European University (Budapest), University of Regensburg, Kosciuszko Foundation Scholar at the University of Minnesota, State University of New York at Buffalo, Valdosta State University (Georgia, USA) and Fulbright Senior Award, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Stanford University, USA.


Mónika Szente-Varga - Associate Professor, Ludovika University of Public Service, Hungary

Mónika Szente-Varga is a historian, a Latin America specialist. She studied History at the University of Szeged (Ph.D. in 2005 and Habilitation in 2014). Her first book Migración húngara a México entre 1901 y 1950, published in Mexico in 2007 was awarded honorary mention for the VI Jacobo Goldberg Prize. She lived in Puebla, Mexico between 2005 and 2008, and gave classes at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla and the Universidad de las Américas, Puebla. Since 2015 she has been working at Ludovika University of Public Service and is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of International Security Studies. Her main fields of research are Modern and Contemporary History of Latin America; Global History; Knowledge Transfer and Exchange; Cold War History and International Migration. Her recent publications include Constructing the future: solidarity action in Nicaragua (Third World Quarterly, 2023); and A Mismatch between Migrant Identities and Consular Representations. Migration from East Central Europe to Latin America, 1867-1945 (Journal of Migration History, 2021). 






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