Our People

Hannah Gill

Hannah Gill

Hannah Gill, our Program Director is an anthropologist and oral historian with a specialization in Latin American/Caribbean migration studies. She is the author of the book, “The Latino Migration Experience in North Carolina: New Roots in the Old North State.” She received a DPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford, England. She is a native of North Carolina and an alumna of UNC Chapel Hill.

919-962-5453
hgill@email.unc.edu

Brianna Gilmore

Brianna Gilmore

Brianna Gilmore is our Program Associate. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Latin American Studies with a double minor in Hispanic Studies and Geography, she continued creating promotional material for events, managing the ISA website, social media accounts, and the Latin American Film Library. In addition to her studies, she volunteered in Ecuador with Global Citizen Year working with indigenous peoples, and studied sustainable development with the School for Field Studies in Costa Rica. Through her work with Building Integrated Communities, she has organized and facilitated community and civic meetings with the City of Sanford’s Equity Task Force and with various stakeholders in the City of Washington, culminating in community assessments, local government recommendation reports, and policy changes. She has completed Relational Leadership training through the UNC School of Medicine, digital accessibility training with UNC’s Digital Accessibility Office, and most recently UndocuCarolina‘s ally training.

919-966-1484
briannag@live.unc.edu

Daniel Velásquez

Daniel Velásquez

Daniel Velásquez is a Ph.D Candidate in History at UNC and holds a Master’s degree in Public History from the University of Central Florida. His research interests center on the migratory and commercial links between Latin America and the US South, with an emphasis on eighteenth and nineteenth century Mexico-Louisiana-Florida connections. He has conducted archival research in the United States, Mexico, Spain, and the United Kingdom, and has been involved in numerous projects ranging from historic preservation to history podcast production. Since 2021, he also serves his local community as a member of the Mebane Racial Equity Advisory Council. As Community Documentarian at ISA, he looks forward to conducting oral histories with Latinx leaders across North Carolina and working with the Building Integrated Communities and New Roots programs.

dvelasq@live.unc.edu