Journal History

Anthropologically-speaking, migration is an ancient and fundamentally-human phenomenon. More recently, migration patterns, while at times internal to the modern nation state, also transcend national borders as the relationship between the crops and the seasonal farm workers ebb and flow from season to season. The United States is no exception and has a long tradition of hosting seasonal farm workers from around the world. In support of this reality, MEP, HEP, and CAMP have been designed with the goal of providing an educational support mechanism for the children of seasonal farmworker families, who face cultural and economic barriers due to the instability of familial movement in a new country. Realizing the need for a way in which to engage educators, politicians, researchers, migrant education staff, and the communities and families they serve, the Journal of Migrant Education, which is the first of its kind, seeks to be a supplemental resource for this endeavor. Conceived of in 2015 by Dr. Luis Rivas, an Associate Professor of English and CAMP Director at MSU-Denver who researches migrant worker families and identities in academia, with assistance from Dr. David Piacenti, an Associate Professor of Sociology from MSU-Denver who researches migration and immigration from Latin America, the Journal of Migrant Education provides a platform where policy analysts, government officials, educators, researchers, migrant education program staff, and migrant communities and families can share and collaborate via peer-reviewed scholarly articles, best practices, and community voices.