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Marilyn Halter

Marilyn Halter is Professor of History and Research Associate at the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs at Boston University (CURA). Her books include Shopping for Identity: The Marketing of Ethnicity; Between Race and Ethnicity: Cape Verdean American Immigrants, 1860-1965; her edited collection New Migrants in the Marketplace: Boston’s Ethnic Entrepreneurs; and The Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cape Verde (with Richard Lobban). Her current research project, “African and American” is a study of recent West African immigrants and refugees to the United States. Professor Halter is the Senior Consultant and Project Historian for the OASIS Institute’s “The Immigrant Experience,” a national education project for older adults and she also co-chairs the Boston Immigration and Urban History Seminar, an ongoing series in conjunction with the Massachusetts Historical Society.