Second-year War and Society graduate student Gianni Barbera (pictured, far left) recently represented Chapman University at the Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary History Conference. The conference was held at the University of Colorado Boulder and brought in top scholars and graduate students from across the nation.

Gianni served on a panel titled “Leveraging Identity and Fighting to Belong”  and presented a paper called “Locked Doors: The Imprisonment of Jewish Refugees in Canada.” Other panelists traveled from Colorado, Illinois, and New Hampshire. His original paper was written for Dr. Shira Klein’s graduate course on the social and political relationships between migration and war. Dr. Klein was instrumental in assisting Gianni in preparing for the conference.

Gianni was awarded a travel grant from Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.