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One of the nation’s leading immigration and Asian American historians, Erika Lee teaches American history at the University of Minnesota, where she is a Regents Professor, the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History, and the Director of the Immigration History Research Center. She is the author of four notable books, including most recently, America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States and the award-winning The Making of Asian America: A History. Lee also founded and directs the Immigrant Stories Digital Storytelling Project, which works with recent immigrants and refugees to create, preserve, and share their immigration stories through a free multi-lingual web app and publicly-accessible archive. She is also an active public intellectual and is a frequent news commentator and consultant. She is a recipient of the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, (also known as the nation’s “brainy award”) and is the incoming Vice President of the Organization of American Historians.
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- Apr. 28