A Nation of Immigrants? Migrants and Identity in Conversation with Erika Lee

Please join the Centre for US in the World Studies at the University of Nottingham for a roundtable conversation with Professor Erika Lee, one of the foremost historians of US immigration and Asian American history in the world.

Professor Lee will provide insight into the past and present of race and immigration in the United States and share her thoughts on these crucial issues ahead of the 2024 US presidential election.

The granddaughter of Chinese immigrants, Erika Lee grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, attended Tufts University, and received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

She is currently the Bae Family Professor of History and Radcliffe Alumni Professor at Harvard University and a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge.

She is the author of “America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the US,” “The Making of Asian America: A History,” and numerous other books and articles.

The Centre runs a variety of events and forums that are free and open to all unless otherwise specified. These aim to build upon a history of engagement between Nottingham and the United States. They include “History of Now” sessions with undergraduate students that explore topics of contemporary importance; cross-faculty events addressing pressing issues from a wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary perspective; research workshops to develop member’s work-in-progress; public engagement sessions with schools and educational practitioners; and field-focused conversations that debate and critique the latest interventions in US & the World Studies.

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