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George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award

Each year the Immigration and Ethnic History Society awards the George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award.

Previous Recipients

1996: Russell Kazal (University of Pennsylvania), “Becoming Old Stock: Religion and the Waning of German-American Identity in Philadelphia, 1900-1930″

1997: Nancy C. Carnevale (Rutgers University), “Living in Translation: Language and Italian Immigrants in the U.S., 1900-1968″

1998: Richard Sukjoo Kim (University of Michigan) “The Dialecttics of Nationalism and Ethnicity: Korean Immigration to the United States and Transnational Politics, 1882-1945″

1999: Serena Ruth Zabin (Rutgers University), “Places of Exchange: Race, Gender and New York City, 1700-1765″

2000: Daniel A. Gebler (University of Southern California), “Redefining Jewish Space in Los Angeles: Negotiating Identity in a Twentieth Century American Metropolis”

2001: Anna Pegler-Gorden (University of Michigan), “In Sight of America: Photography and U.S. Immigration Policy, 1880-1930″

2002: Jennifer Guglielmo (University of Minnesota), “Negotiating Gender, Race, and Coalition: Italian Women and Working-Class Politics in New York City, 1880-1914″

2003: Vadim Koukouchkine (Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario), “Peasants on the Move: Slavic Labour Migration from the Russian Empire to Canada”

2004: Julia Maria Schiavone Camacho (University of Texas, El Paso), “Mexicans and Chinese in the Formation of Gender, Race and Nation in the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands, 1910-1940″

2005: David J. LaVigne (University of Minnesota), “Black Mesabi: Race, Ethnicity and Nation on the Mesabi Iron Range”

2005: John W. Weber III, (College of William and Mary), “The Shadow of the Revolution: South Texas, the Mexican American Working Class”

2006: Arissa H. Oh (University of Chicago), “Into the Arms of America: Adoption from Korea, 1950-1969″

2007: Rachel Kranson (New York University), “Grappling with the Good Life: Anxieties of Jewish Affluence and Consumption in Postwar America, 1945-1967″

2008: Danielle Battisti (SUNY, Buffalo), “Manipulating Immigration Restriction in Postwar America: Italian Americans and Italian Immigration, 1945-1965″

2009: Hidetaka Hirota (Boston College), “‘To any place beyond sea where he belongs’: Nativism, Citizenship, and the Deportation of Paupers in Massachusetts, 1848-1877”

2010: Jared Toney (University of Toronto), “Locating Diaspora: Afro-Caribbean Migration and the Transnational Dialectics of Community in North America, 1910-1929″

2011: Marieke Polfliet (University of Nice Sophia Antopolis, France), “Emigration and Politicization: French Migrants in New York and New Orleans in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century (1803-1860)”

2012: Adam Goodman (University of Pennsylvania), “Mexican Migration and the Rise of the Deportation Regime, 1942-2010″

2013: Kristina Poznan (College of William and Mary), “Becoming Immigrant Nation Builders; The Advancement of Austria-Hungary’s National Projects in the United States, 1880s-1920s”

2013: Mayra Avita (University of California San Diego), “Political Comadrazgo: Chicana Networks, Gender Politics, and Ethinic Identity in Twentieth-Century Los Angeles”

2014: Cecilia Márquez, (University of Virginia), “Southern Transformations: Latino/as, African Americans and the Making of the U.S. South, 1945-1970″

2014: Barry McCarron, (Georgetown University), “The Global Irish and Chinese: Migration, Exclusion, and Foreign Relations Among Empires”

2015: Laura Gutierrez (University of California, San Diego), “Repatriation and Revolutionary Promise: Migration, US-Mexico Relations and Transnational Citizenship, 1920-1964″

2015: Suraya Kahn (Rice University), “Finding Palestine in America: The Impact of the Arab-Israeli Conflict on Arab-American Identity”

2016: Jessica Ordaz (University of California, Davis), “Making Invisible Carceral Spaces Visible: Migration, State Violence, and Activism at the El Centro Immigration Detention Center, 1947-2014”

2016: Stephanie Fairchild (University of California, San Diego), “Every Generation Has to Win it Again: Understanding SEIU’s Justice for Janitors Campaign in the Continuum of Radical Struggle for Justice and Dignity”

2017: Eladio Bobadilla (Duke University), “One People without Borders”: The Lost Roots of the Immigrants’ Rights Movement, 1954-1994” 

2017: Katherine Carper (Boston College), “The Business of Migration, 1830-1880”

2018: Philip D. Erenrich (Syracuse University), The Assumption of Identity: the Exclusion and Deportation of ‘Gypsy’ Immigrants from the US, 1891-1932”

2018: Yukako Otori (Harvard University), “Disposable Subjects: Child Migration, International Law, and U.S. Immigration Policy, 1882-1929” 

2019: Miles Culpepper (University of California, Berkeley), “Guatemalan Exiles in Cold War North America, 1954-1996”

2019: Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez (Columbia University), “Migrants in the Making: Invisible Agricultural Child Labor and the Limits of Citizenship in the Twentieth Century.”

2020: Kyle Pruitt (University of Maryland), “Possessing a Nation: Labor, Race, and the Invention of a Gatekeeping Economy, 1882-1924.”

2020: Karma Palzom (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Political Transformations in the Tibetan Freedom Movement: Resettlement and Political Activism in the United States.”