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

Executive Producers: Dr. Lisa Yun, Associate Professor, Binghamton University; Kathryn Lloyd, Director of Programs, Tenement Museum

Immigrants Wake America is supported by the HCI Public Humanities Grant from Humanities New York and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at Binghamton University


We would like to express our gratitude to the following individuals and organizations for their support of our podcast:

  • The storytellers: Jim Holley, Laura D’Angelo, Goretti Mugambwa, Theresa Alarcon, Phariha Rahman, Priscilla Martel, Kaylee Sanabria, Nicole Perkins, Tori Atkins, Alison Wang, Kojo Everton, Maximilian Kurant
  • Your Story, Our Story at the Tenement Museum, New York. Your Story, Our Story is supported by funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation. Your Story, Our Story is also supported and nurtured by the thousands of generous contributors who have shared stories from across the country.
  • Humanities New York, HCI Public Humanities Grant
  • Dr. Wendy Wall and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at Binghamton University
  • Dr. Barrett Brenton and the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) at Binghamton University
  • Dr. Alexandra Moore and the Committee for Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence in Citizenship, Rights and Cultural Belonging (TAE-CRCB) at Binghamton University
  • Amy Gay, Assistant Head of Digital Initiatives for Digital Scholarship, and the Binghamton University Libraries
  • Dr. Jennifer Stoever and Dr. Monteith McCollum at Binghamton University


Submissions from 2022


Multicultural in America, Shruti Jain, Le Li, Jim Holley, and Laura D’Angelo


Bond with our Immigrant Mothers, Le Li, Shruti Jain, Priscilla Martel, and Kaylee Sanabria


The box of Herstory, Le Li, Shruti Jain, and Alison Wang


Introductory Episode, Le Li, Shruti Jain, Lisa Yun, and Kathryn Lloyd


Women Win the Bread (Special Episode), Lisa Yun, Goretti Mugambwa, Shruti Jain, and Le Li