Holly Straut-Eppsteiner F'18
Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows 2018
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Appointed as Research Program Manager, National Immigration Law Center
The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is the primary national organization in the United States exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants. In recent years, NILC’s work has focused on intertwining efforts to change public policy through advocacy and litigation with communications strategies that advance a narrative of inclusion and of the role of immigrants in the country and in our communities. In order to more fully realize this integration of narrative change with policy change, NILC is adding capacity to develop a qualitative research program. Under the primary supervision of the Research and Narrative Strategist and the Director of Communications, and in collaboration with the issue campaign leads, the Research Program Manager helps design and implement a program to coordinate and manage research across the organization’s programmatic departments and campaigns. The Research Program Manager has the opportunity to diversify his/her research expertise within an integrated approach to advocacy, in order to manage projects across NILC’s litigation, policy advocacy, and communications work, as well as across various sectors of social justice advocacy more generally.