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EMPLOYMENT

Assistant Professor (non-tenure track), Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University, 2018-present.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History, The City University of New York-City College, 2016-2018.

Mellon Research Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Columbia University, 2013-2016.

Lecturer, Department of History and Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia University, 2013-2016.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, Boston College, 2012-2013.

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in History, with distinction, Boston College, 2012.   

Dissertation: “Nativism, Citizenship, and the Deportation of Paupers in Massachusetts, 1837-1883.”

  • Winner, Cromwell Dissertation Prize, American Society for Legal History, 2013.
  • Winner, Donald and Hélène White Prize for the Best Dissertation in the Humanities, Boston College, 2012.
  • Finalist, Julien Mezey Dissertation Award, Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, 2013.
  • Nominee, Allan Nevins Prize, Society of American Historians, 2013.

M.A. in History, Boston College, 2008.

B.A. in Foreign Studies, Sophia University, Japan, 2005.

 

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS

Book

Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017).

  • Winner, First Book Award, Immigration and Ethnic History Society, 2018.
  • Winner, Lois P. Rudnick Book Award, New England American Studies Association, 2018.
  • Winner, Donald Murphy Prize, American Conference for Irish Studies, 2018.
  • Special Commendation, Peter J. Gomes Memorial Book Prize, Massachusetts Historical Society, 2018.
  • Winner, Paul L. Murphy Award, American Society for Legal History, 2013. (Awarded to the manuscript.)
  • Reviewed in CHOICE, American Historical Review, Journal of American Ethnic History, Diplomatic History, Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, American Nineteenth Century History, New England Quarterly, New York Irish History, The Irish Times, and H-Net.

 

Articles

Exclusion on the Ground: Racism, Official Discretion, and the Quotidian Enforcement of General Immigration Law in the Pacific Northwest Borderland,” American Quarterly 69, no. 2 (June 2017): 347-370.

  • Honorable Mention, Article Prize, Law and Society Association, 2018.
  • Selected as the Featured Open-Access Article of the issue.

‘The Great Entrepot for Mendicants’: Foreign Poverty and Immigration Control in New York State to 1882,” Journal of American Ethnic History 33, no. 2 (Winter 2014): 5-32.

  • Winner, Carlton C. Qualey Memorial Article Award, Immigration and Ethnic History Society, 2015.
  • Reprinted in John J. Bukowczyk, ed., Immigrant Identity and the Politics of Citizenship (Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2016), 32-59.

 

The Moment of Transition: State Officials, the Federal Government, and the Formation of American Immigration Policy,” Journal of American History 99, no. 4 (March 2013): 1092-1108.

  • Winner, James Madison Prize, Society for History in the Federal Government, 2014.
  • Winner, Louis Pelzer Memorial Award, Organization of American Historians, 2012.
  • Reviewed in LEGAL HISTORY JOTWELL, August 5, 2013.

 

Forum Contribution

Book Roundtable: Torrie Hester and the Histories of Deportation,” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 17, no. 1 (January 2018): 175-178.

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PRIZES AND AWARDS

First Book Award, Immigration and Ethnic History Society, 2018.

Donald Murphy Prize, American Conference for Irish Studies, 2018.

Lois P. Rudnick Book Award, New England American Studies Association, 2018.

Special Commendation, Peter J. Gomes Memorial Book Prize, Massachusetts Historical Society, 2018.

Honorable Mention, Article Prize, Law and Society Association, 2018.

Carlton C. Qualey Memorial Article Award, Immigration and Ethnic History Society, 2015.

James Madison Prize, Society for History in the Federal Government, 2014.

Paul L. Murphy Award, American Society for Legal History, 2013.

William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Dissertation Prize, American Society for Legal History, 2013.

Finalist, Julien Mezey Dissertation Award, Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, 2013.

Nominee from Boston College, Allan Nevins Prize, Society of American Historians, 2013.

Donald and Hélène White Prize for the Best Dissertation in the Humanities, Boston College, 2012.

Louis Pelzer Memorial Award, Organization of American Historians, 2012.

George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award, Immigration and Ethnic History Society, 2009.

 

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

William Steward Travel Award, CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences, City University of New York, 2017 and 2018.

PSC-CUNY Research Award, City University of New York, 2017.

Faculty Travel Grant, City University of New York-City College, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Fall 2017.

Visiting Fellowship, Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, National University of Ireland-Galway, 2016.

Patricia and John Klingenstein Fellowship, New York Historical Society, 2016.

Mayers Fellowship, Huntington Library, 2016.

Hugh Davis Graham Grant, Institute for Political History, 2014.

Balch Institute Fellowship, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 2014.

Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society, 2014.

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Columbia University, 2013.

Faculty Travel Grant, Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, Boston College, 2013.

William Nelson Cromwell Foundation Fellowship in American Legal History, American Society for Legal History, 2012.

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of History, Boston College, 2012.

University Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Boston College, 2011.

Historians’ Collaborative Program Grant, Organization of American Historians and Japanese Association for American Studies, 2009, 2010, 2012.

American Studies Association and Japanese Association for American Studies Joint Grant, 2009, 2011.

Graduate Research Stipend, Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, Boston College, 2009, 2010, 2011.

Hibernian Research Award, Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, University of Notre Dame, 2010.

Adele Dalsimer Dissertation Fellowship, Irish Studies Program, Boston College, 2009.

Gilder Lehrman Fellowship, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, 2009.

John Higham Travel Grant, Organization of American Historians and Immigration and Ethnic History Society, 2009.

Littleton-Griswold Grant in U.S. Legal History, American Historical Association, 2008.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society, 2008.

Research Expense Grant, Graduate Student Association, Boston College, 2007, 2008.

University Fellowship, Boston College, 2005-2010.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Policy History; Journal of American Ethnic History; Law and History Review.

Member, Marilyn Blatt Young Dissertation Completion Fellowship Committee, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 2017-2019.

Member, Nomination Committee, Immigration and Ethnic History Society, 2017-2019.

Conference Organizer, “Mobility and Confinement: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Incarceration in America,” Justice-in-Education Initiative and Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University, March 29, 2016.

Event Organizer, “Undocumented: Conversation with Dan-el Padilla Peralta,” a panel discussion of a

formerly undocumented immigrant’s memoir, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University, November 12, 2015.

Conference Organizer, “Managing Borders: An Interdisciplinary Conference on American Immigration Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965,” Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University, April 3-4, 2015.

Member, George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award Committee, Immigration and Ethnic History Society, 2014-2017. (Chair, 2017.)

Member, Executive Board, Immigration and Ethnic History Society, 2014-2017.

Graduate Student Representative, American Immigration Historian Search Committee, Department of History, Boston College, Spring 2010.

 

INTERVIEWS AND MEDIA APPEARANCES

Interviewed by Mother Jones for an article, “An Old Anti-Irish Law Is at the Heart of Trump's Plan to Reshape Legal Immigration,” August 29, 2018.

Appeared in a podcast run by the Center for American Progress and discussed current immigration policy, February 23, 2018.

Interviewed by TIME for an article, “25 Moments That Changed America,” June 30, 2017.

Appeared in C-SPAN: American History TV and discussed nineteenth-century Irish immigration, June 25, 2017.

Appeared in Glucksman Ireland House Radio Hour and discussed Expelling the Poor, February 25, 2017.

Appeared in CUNY Radio and discussed Expelling the Poor and contemporary immigration politics, February 16, 2017.

Interviewed by The Atlantic for an article, “First, They Excluded the Irish: President Trump may block entry to foreigners who need public benefits—a proposal rooted in 19th century laws targeting a wave of impoverished immigrants,” February 2, 2017.

Appeared in the Keith Finnegan Show in Galway Bay FM (Ireland) and discussed anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States in the nineteenth century and today, March 14, 2016.

Interviewed by NBC NEWS for an article, “Digital Project Aims to Preserve Stories of Incarcerated Japanese Americans,” October 15, 2015.

Appeared in a Japanese television documentary on Charlie Chaplin and provided comments as a specialist in American immigration history, February 19, 2014.

Appeared in a Japanese television documentary on Al Capone and provided comments as a specialist in American immigration history, November 20, 2013.

 

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