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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…

IEHS is Pleased to Announce the 2021 Award Winners
IEHS is Pleased to Announce the 2021 Award Winners

IEHS is Pleased to Announce the 2021 Award Winners

Theodore Saloutos Book Award Winner: Uzma Quraishi, Redefining the Immigrant South: Indian and Pakistani Immigration to Houston during the Cold War (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2020). Honorable mention: Adam Goodman, The Deportation Machine: America’s Long History…

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…

IEHS Board statement in support of the George Floyd demonstrations and #BlackLivesMatter

We, the scholars of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, express our outrage over the murders and police killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor among countless others. We condemn the underlying forces of white supremacy and state…

IEHS is pleased to announce this year’s award winners
IEHS is pleased to announce this year’s award winners

IEHS is pleased to announce this year’s award winners

Theodore Saloutos Memorial Book Prize: S. Deborah Kang, “The INS on the Line” Julian Lim, “Porous Borders” (Honorable Mention) IEHS First Book Award: Hidetaka Hirota, “Expelling the Poor” Rachel Kranson, “Ambivalent Embrace” (Honorable Mention) IEHS Dissertation Award: Bernadette J. Pérez,…

Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience

The IEHS calls your attention to Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience, a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the…

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