I contribute editorials on American immigration policy and nativism to newspapers and blogs. Here are my writings beyond scholarly publications.
"The Danger of Vilifying Poor Immigrants," The Washington Post, August 13, 2019.
“It’s time to fulfill the promise of citizenship,” The Washington Post, July 29, 2018.
“Fans of Trump’s views on immigration should remember how figures like him targeted their ancestors,” The Washington Post, January 16, 2018.
“The stories of Irish deportees from the US in 1800s,” The Irish Times, April 24, 2017.
“The Irish were the first targets of deportation policy in the US,” The Irish Times, March 22, 2017.
“10 facts about the origins of American deportation policy,” OUP Blog: Oxford University Press’s Academic Insights for the Thinking World, March 21, 2017.
“No Frontiers but Those of Humanity Itself: Immigration Reform in Nineteenth-Century Massachusetts,” Immigration and Ethnic History Society Blog, March 20, 2017.
“The Irish were the first targets of deportation,” The Irish Echo, March 15, 2017.
“Why were so many Irish deported from the US in the 19th century?” The Irish Times, March 21, 2016.
“Thoughts on Immigration and the Journal of American Ethnic History,” Illinois Press Journals Blog: A blog about journals published by the University of Illinois Press, September 28, 2015.
“‘Sacred ties existing between parent and child’: Citizenship, Family, and Immigrant Parents,” WE’RE HISTORY, August 21, 2015.
“Border Control in America before Ellis Island,” OUP Blog: Oxford University Press’s Academic Insights for the Thinking World, April 17, 2013.
“The Long Career of Immigration Control in America,” The Historical Society: A Blog Devoted to History for the Academy & Beyond, April 1, 2013.