Jeff Libman’s An Immigrant Class is an invaluable contribution to understanding the contemporary immigrant experience. He’s given us a porthole through which we can view the stories of newcomers to this country, and does so in as pure and unfettered a way as possible: in their own words.
Alex Kotlowitz, Author



Teaches English as a Second Language at Truman College in Chicago. Prior to that, he was the executive director of the Tibetan Resettlement Project-Chicago. Jeff has worked in the production of documentary programming for national public television. In addition, he is a singer-songwriter.


is a freelance photographer whose work has been widely published in such publications as Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. Steve is a regular contributor to The Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.


 is the anchor and managing editor for news, news analysis and public affairs for Chicago Tonight, a nightly magazine of news and culture at WTTW11, public television Chicago. He was a national correspondent for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer at PBS in the 1990s. Prior to that, he worked as a reporter in Chicago for WBBM-TV Channel 2 and columnist for The Chicago Tribune.