Associate Professor (tenured), Department of English Studies 2019-
Assistant Professor, Institute for Advanced Study 2018-2019
The City University of New York-City College
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History 2016-2018
Mellon Research Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities 2013-2016
Lecturer, Department of History 2013-2016
Lecturer, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race 2013-2016
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History 2012-2013
Ph.D. in History, with distinction, Boston College, 2012.
Dissertation: “Nativism, Citizenship, and the Deportation of Paupers in Massachusetts, 1837-1883.”
M.A. in History, Boston College, 2008.
B.A. in Foreign Studies, Sophia University, Japan, 2005.
Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Nineteenth-Century Origins of American Immigration Policy (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017).
“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.
“‘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.
“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.
“Book Roundtable: Torrie Hester and the Histories of Deportation,” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 17, no. 1 (January 2018): 175-178.
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
Faculty Grant for Special Research Projects, Waseda University, 2019.
Faculty Grant for Early Career Researchers, Waseda University, 2019.
Visiting Fellowship, Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies, National University of Ireland-Galway, 2019, 2016.
New Faculty Research Grant, Waseda University, 2018.
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.
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.
Migration Studies (To be offered in Spring 2020)
North America in the World
Language Courses (English Skills, Composition, Presentation Skills, Academic Vocabulary)
The City University of New York-City College
Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life (graduate seminar)
History of U.S. Immigration
History of United States Immigration I, to 1870
History of United States Immigration II, from 1870 to the present
The Civil War and Reconstruction (graduate seminar)
The American Civil War in Global Perspective
New Nation, Free and Slave: The United States from 1787 to 1860
The United States: From Its Origins to 1877
Wealth and Poverty in America
United States History I (from the colonial period to 1877)
United States History II (from 1877 to the present)
The Making of the Atlantic World and Global Convergence, 1400-1830
The Globalizing Atlantic World, Since 1800
Member, George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award Committee, Immigration and Ethnic History Society, 2019-2022, 2014-2017. (Chair, 2017.)
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, 2017-2020. (Chair, 2020.)
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, 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
Appeared in podcast The Case for Immigration and discussed the history of American immigration policy, October 27, 2019.
Appeared in podcast Uncommontary and discussed the history of American immigration policy, October 15, 2019.
Appeared in podcast Immigration Nerds and discussed the origins of the public charge clause in US immigration policy, August 29, 2019.
Appeared in podcast The Road to Now and discussed Expelling the Poor and the origins of American Immigration Policy, April 7, 2019.
Appeared in podcast New Books Network and discussed Expelling the Poor, January 23, 2019.
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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