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Statement of Solidarity with Professor Mae Ngai and all AAPI Survivors of Racist Hate
Statement of Solidarity with Professor Mae Ngai and all AAPI Survivors of Racist Hate

Statement of Solidarity with Professor Mae Ngai and all AAPI Survivors of Racist Hate

Migration Scholar Collaborative (MiSC) member, Mae Ngai, was deliberately shoved on thestreet of New York City’s Upper West Side in what appears to be an anti-Asian motivated attack.Holder of an endowed chair at Columbia University, Professor Ngai is one of…

Statement on Violence against Asians and Asian Americans
Statement on Violence against Asians and Asian Americans

Statement on Violence against Asians and Asian Americans

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society stands with our Asian and Asian American community in solidarity, grief, and outrage. We condemn the surge of anti-Asian violence around the world and, recently, the murders of 8 people in Atlanta, including six…

Authors on Authors: Jana K. Lipman Interviews Christopher Capozzola
Authors on Authors: Jana K. Lipman Interviews Christopher Capozzola

Authors on Authors: Jana K. Lipman Interviews Christopher Capozzola

Christopher Capozzola’s Bound by War: How the United States and the Philippines Built America’s First Pacific Century provides a stunning analysis of U.S.-Philippine 20th century relations, and it does so through the prism of the military and migration. This book…

Authors on Authors: Christopher Capozzola Interviews Jana K. Lipman
Authors on Authors: Christopher Capozzola Interviews Jana K. Lipman

Authors on Authors: Christopher Capozzola Interviews Jana K. Lipman

Jana Lipman’s In Camps: Vietnamese Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Repatriates is a breathtaking contribution to immigration and ethnic history. Just behind the forgotten news headlines of the 1970s—which turned Vietnamese refugees into passive victims and media spectacles that symbolized U.S.…

Bound by Freedom: Oh Chong Song’s Escape and the Mirage of “Free” Korea
Bound by Freedom: Oh Chong Song’s Escape and the Mirage of “Free” Korea

Bound by Freedom: Oh Chong Song’s Escape and the Mirage of “Free” Korea

In November 2017, the dramatic escape of North Korean soldier Oh Chong Song across the heavily fortified Joint Security Area of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) grabbed global headlines, as did the post-escape narratives of “freedom” and “miracle” in the ensuing months. As Oh…

Chienyn Chi Interviews Creators of Immigrants in COVID America Project – Erika Lee and Maddalena Marinari
Chienyn Chi Interviews Creators of Immigrants in COVID America Project – Erika Lee and Maddalena Marinari

Chienyn Chi Interviews Creators of Immigrants in COVID America Project – Erika Lee and Maddalena Marinari

CC: I’m so excited that I get a chance to ask you about your Immigrants in Covid America project. I thought I would introduce myself briefly. My name is Chienyn Chi and I’m the editor/digital humanities intern of Not From…

Notable Recent Works on Trafficking and Migration: An Annotated Bibliography
Notable Recent Works on Trafficking and Migration: An Annotated Bibliography

Notable Recent Works on Trafficking and Migration: An Annotated Bibliography

By Jessica R. Pliley This bibliography accompanies Dr. Pliley’s article on the intersection of scholarship on intimate labor and migration in the IEHS newsletter. Since there has been much significant work in the area, she has selected particularly notable publications…

Authors on Authors: Lucy Salyer Interviews Jane Hong
Authors on Authors: Lucy Salyer Interviews Jane Hong

Authors on Authors: Lucy Salyer Interviews Jane Hong

After painstakingly building a wall of laws to exclude Asian immigrants in the late nineteenth century, how and why did the U.S. repeal exclusion of Asians in the mid-twentieth century? That’s the question Jane Hong unpacks with great skill and…

Authors on Authors: Jane Hong Interviews Lucy Salyer
Authors on Authors: Jane Hong Interviews Lucy Salyer

Authors on Authors: Jane Hong Interviews Lucy Salyer

In this elegantly written book, Lucy Salyer uses the 1867 Fenian Revolt and the international crisis it provoked to explore a little-known episode in the history of expatriation. With great skill and nuance, Salyer traces the diplomatic and legal crisis…

Threat of Dissent: a Reflection on Writing the Book I Wanted to Read
Threat of Dissent: a Reflection on Writing the Book I Wanted to Read

Threat of Dissent: a Reflection on Writing the Book I Wanted to Read

In June 2020, as COVID-19 ravaged New York City leaving no community, neighborhood, and apartment building untouched, including my own, I opened a large cardboard box and held my book in my hands for the first time. Threat of Dissent:…

International Students as Political Pawns . . . Again
International Students as Political Pawns . . . Again

International Students as Political Pawns . . . Again

On July 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an order[1] requiring international students at institutions of higher education to enroll in face-to-face classes for the fall semester or return to their home countries. Rescinded a week…

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