Erin L. Conlin teaches courses in public, oral, and 20th-century US history, with latter focusing on issues of race, labor, and migration in modern America. Her research examines the evolution of Florida’s modern farm labor system, from the 1910s through
the 1960s, through the working lives of migrant and imported Bahamian farm laborers. She recently expanded her research to write about the intersection and exploitation of African American and LatinX farmworker experiences in Florida in an age of
Since 2014, Professor Conlin has directed the IUP Oral History Program, which teaches students about the theories and best practices in oral history and gives them a hands-on experience doing oral history. One of her central goals as an instructor is
to connect the classroom with the local community and advance social justice through service learning projects.
Professor Conlin is also dedicated to helping students thrive in college and their post-graduate careers. She serves as the department’s internship coordinator and she is actively engaged with the university’s Center for Teaching Excellence. In her capacity
a the CTE associate director for Academic Advising, she is leading university-wide initiatives to develop and improve academic advising so that students receive the highest quality guidance as they navigate their college experience and look to transition
to professional careers after graduation.