CLLAS Town Hall with Mae Ngai: “Citizenship and Denaturalization in the Era of US Nationalism”

January 17, 2019
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Knight Library
Browsing Room

Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies presents:

CLLAS Town Hall with Mae Ngai

“Citizenship and Denaturalization in the Era of US Nationalism”

At the CLLAS Town Hall, Prof. Ngai will be addressing issues of immigration, citizenship, and denaturalization both historically and in present day. The event will be moderated by Prof. Rocío Zambrana, UO Department of Philosophy.

The 2018-19 Wayne Morse Chair, Mae Ngai is the Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and professor of history, Columbia University. Her research focuses on immigration, citizenship, and nationalism. She is the author of Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (2004), which won six major book awards; and The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America (2010).

Mae Ngai

Ngai has written on immigration history and policy for The Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Nation,and the Boston Review. Before becoming a historian, she was a labor-union organizer and educator in New York City, working for District 65-UAW and the Consortium for Worker Education. Her upcoming book is Yellow and Gold: The Chinese Mining Diaspora, 1848-1908, a study of Chinese gold miners and racial politics in 19-century California, the Australian colony of Victoria, and the South African Transvaal.

See also this article on Mae Ngai from Around the O: Professor of immigration history named 2018-19 Morse Chair