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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Angel Island: Local, National, and Transnational Immigration Histories A UC Berkeley History Departmental Colloquium by Erika Lee University of Minnesota Monday, October 29th, 4-6 pm, 3335 Dwinelle

The Department of History, the Institute for International Studies & The Berkeley Seminar on Global History
Present

Angel Island: Local, National, and Transnational Immigration Histories

A History Departmental Colloquium by
Erika Lee
University of Minnesota

Monday, October 29th

4-6 pm, 3335 Dwinelle


Professor Erika Lee is the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History and Director of the Immigration History Research Center [IHRC] at the University of Minnesota. The IHRC is the largest archive and research center on immigrant and refugee life in the U.S. She received her Ph.D. in History from the University of California at Berkeley and is the author of two award-winning books: At America's Gates: Chinese Immigration during the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943 (2003) and Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America (2010) At America’s Gates won the 2003 Theodore Saloutos award for the best book in immigration studies, the 2003 History Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies, and was a Choice Academic Title. Angel Island won the 2010 Caughey Prize in Western History for the best book in Western History, the 2010 Adult Non-Fiction Award in Asian Pacific American Literature from the American Librarians’ Association, and the 2010 “Honorable Mention” for the History Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies. It was also named to the “Best Book of 2010” list by the San Francisco Chronicle and a Choice Academic Title. She is currently working on a global history of Asians in the Americas titled: Asian Americas: Asian Immigration and the Making of the Americas, 1565 to the Present. She is the author of several articles on Asian American history, immigration history and policy, and transnational Asian American Studies that have appeared in the Journal of American History, Pacific Historical Quarterly, Journal of American and Ethnic History, Amerasia, Journal of Asian American Studies and in other journals and anthologies.

Prof. Lee has been the recipient of a number of awards and honors. Most recently, she was invited by the U.S. Department of State to give a number of lectures in Taiwan as part of its U.S. Speakers and Specialists Program. In 2011, she was recognized for her teaching with the Arthur “Red” Motley Award for Excellence in Teaching Award at the University of Minnesota. Also at the University of Minnesota, she has been named a Fesler-Lampert Professor in the Public Humanities, a McKnight Presidential Fellow, a McKnight Land Grant Professor, and a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies.

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