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Before Trump, Brexit, and Europe: A History of the First Global Migration Crisis

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Asian American Studies, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, Department of History, Department of East Asian Language and Culture, and Department of Latina/Latino Studies
Location
Asian American Cultural Center (1210 West Nevada Street, Urbana)
Date
Sep 15, 2016   4:00 - 5:00 pm  
Speaker
Erika Lee, University of Minnesota
E-Mail
ceaps@illinois.edu
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Erika Lee is an award-winning American historian and the Director of the Immigration History Research Center and the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History at the University of Minnesota. Her scholarly specialties include migration, race and ethnicity; Asian Americans; transnational U.S. history; and immigration law and public policy. Her new book, The Making of Asian America: A History was published by Simon & Schuster in 2015 to wide acclaim. Reviewed in The New York Times, the New Yorker, the LA Times, among other places, it was named a Best Nonfiction Book of 2015 by the Kirkus Reviews, a "10 Can't-Miss History Books of 2015" by History Buffs, and was awarded the 2015 -2016 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in Adult Non-Fiction from the American Library Association.

                                                              

Erika is also the author or co-author of the award winning books Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America, (with Judy Yung, Oxford University Press, 2010) and At America’s Gates: Chinese Immigration During the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943 (University of North Carolina Press, 2003) as well as many articles on immigration law and Asian American immigration. She has been awarded numerous national and university fellowships and awards for her research, teaching, and leadership. She is an active public scholar and has been an invited speaker at universities, historical societies, and community organizations around the U.S. and internationally.

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