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(p. ix) Contributors

(p. ix) Contributors

Richard Alba is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at The Graduate Center, CUNY. His most recent books are The Children of Immigrants at School: A Comparative Look at Integration in the United States and Western Europe, with Jennifer Holdaway (2013); The Next Generation: Immigrant Youth in a Comparative Perspective, with Mary Waters (2011); and Blurring the Color Line: The New Chance for a More Integrated America (2009).

James R. Barrett is Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is author or editor of numerous publications on working-class history and race and ethnicity in American cities, including The Irish Way: Becoming American in a Multi-Ethnic City (2012). He is a contributing editor to Labor: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas and the Journal of American Ethnic History, and co-editor of the series, The Working Class in American History, with more than 120 volumes in print.

Ronald H. Bayor is Emeritus Professor of History at Georgia Tech, a former president of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, and founding editor of the Journal of American Ethnic History. His most recent book is Encountering Ellis Island: How European Immigrants Entered America (2014). Other publications include Multicultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans (2011); The New York Irish, co-edited with Timothy Meagher (1996); Race and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century Atlanta (1996); and Neighbors in Conflict: the Irish, Germans, Jews, and Italians of New York City, 1929–1941 (1978).

David Brundage is a Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has published widely in the areas of U.S. immigration and labor history and is the author of Irish Nationalists in America: The Politics of Exile, 1798–1998 (2016).

John J. Bukowczyk is Professor of History at Wayne State University in Detroit, editor of the Journal of American Ethnic History, and author of numerous publications on various immigration and ethnic topics. He received the American Historical Association’s inaugural William Gilbert Award for Best Article on Teaching History for his article, “The American Family and the Little Red Schoolhouse: Historians, Class, and the Problem of Curricular Diversity” and the Albert B. Corey Prize of the American Historical Association and the Canadian Historical Association for his coauthored book, Permeable Border: The Great Lakes Basin as Transnational Region, 1650–1890 (2005). He is past recipient of Wayne State University’s President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. (p. x)

Steven Alan Carr is Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor of Communication at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, a 2002–2003 Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Postdoctoral Fellow at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, a 2010–2011 Loewenstein-Wiener Marcus Research Fellow at the American Jewish Archives, and co-director of the IPEW Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. He is the author of Hollywood and Anti-Semitism: A Cultural History up to World War II (2001) as well as numerous essays on the evolving response of the American Film industry to Nazi anti-Semitism and the Holocaust.

Gregory T. Carter is Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Focusing on racial mixing, civil rights, intellectual history, and popular culture, his writing has appeared in Ethnic Studies Review, Journal of American Ethnic History, and Mixed Race Hollywood, edited by Mary Beltran and Camilla Fojas. He is the author of The United States of the United Races: A Utopian History of Racial Mixing (2013).

Steven Conn is Professor of History at Miami University of Ohio. He is the author of five books including, most recently, Americans Against the City: Anti-Urbanism in the Twentieth Century (2014) and Do Museums Still Need Objects? (2010).

Will Cooley is Associate Professor of American History at Walsh University. He has published articles in the Journal of Urban History, Labor History, and the Journal of Sport and Social Issues, and a chapter in the book, Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago. Cooley studies race and social mobility in urban America.

Steven P. Erie is Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Rainbow’s End: Irish Americans and the Dilemmas of Urban Machine Politics, 1840–1995 (1988) and other books and articles on urban politics. His research interests include ethnic and racial politics, urban politics, public policy, and governance.

Yen Le Espiritu, originally from Vietnam, is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego. She has published widely on Asian American panethnicity, gender and migration, and U.S. colonialism and wars in Asia. Her most recent book is Body Counts: The Vietnam War and Militarized Refuge(es) (2014).

Joshua A. Fishman is the late emeritus professor of Social Sciences at Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and founding editor of International Journal of the Sociology of Language. He was a leading scholar on multilingualism, bilingual education, the Yiddish language, language and ethnicity and religion, and language movements. His publications include numerous books and articles dealing with various aspects of language, including Language Loyalty in the United States: The Maintenance and Perpetuation of Non-English Mother Tongues by (p. xi) American Ethnic and Religious Groups (1966); Yiddish in America: Socio-Linguistic Description and Analysis (1965); The Rise and Fall of the Ethnic Revival: Perspectives on Language and Ethnicity (1985); Bilingual Education (1991); Language and Ethnicity (1991); and Can Threatened Languages Be Saved? (2000).

Donna R. Gabaccia is Professor of History at the University of Toronto Scarborough where she teaches courses on international migration, world history, and gender and women’s studies. She has written many books and articles on immigration to the United States, on Italian migration worldwide, and on international, interdisciplinary, and gender perspectives on human migrations, including a book she coauthored with sociologist Katherine Donato, Gender and International Migration: From the Slavery Era to the Global Age (2015).

María Cristina García is the Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies in the Department of History at Cornell University. She is author of Havana USA: Cuban Exiles and Cuban Americans in South Florida (1997); Seeking Refuge: Central American Migration to Mexico, the United States, and Canada (2006); and several articles and book chapters on immigration history. Her forthcoming book focuses on U.S. refugee and asylum policy in the post-Cold War period.

Gary Gerstle is the Paul Mellon Professor of American History at Cambridge University. His publications include his book, American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century (2001); E Pluribus Unum?: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives on Immigrant Political Incorporation, co-edited with John Mollenkopf (2001); and “Acquiescence or Transformation: Divergent Paths of Political Incorporation in America,” in Outsiders No More? Models of Immigrant Political Incorporation, edited by Jennifer Hochschild, Jacqueline Chattopadhyay, Claudine Gay, and Michael Jones-Correa (2013).

David G. Gutiérrez is Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the University of California, San Diego, where he specializes in the history of Mexican America, immigration history, and the history of citizenship and civil rights. He is the author of Walls and Mirrors: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the Politics of Ethnicity (1995); editor of the Columbia History of Latinos in the United States since 1860 (2004); and co-editor with Pierette Hondagneu-Sotelo of Nation and Migration: Past and Future (2009). He is currently working on a monograph on the historical evolution of the immigrants’ rights movement and with co-editor Luis Alvarez, The Routledge Handbook of the History of Mexican America (forthcoming 2016).

Dirk Hoerder Emeritus Professor at Arizona State University and the University of Bremen, taught North American social history, global migrations, borderland issues, and sociology of migrant acculturation. His publications include Cultures in Contact: World Migrations in the Second Millennium (2002), The Historical Practice of Diversity: Transcultural Interactions from the Early Modern Mediterranean to the Postcolonial World (2003), on which he was co-editor; and Migrants and Migration in Modern North America (2011). (p. xii)

Madeline Y. Hsu is Associate Professor of History and past director of the Center for Asian American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Dreaming of Gold, Dreaming of Home: Transnationalism and Migration Between the United States and South China, 1883–1943 (2000), which received the 2002 Association of Asian American Studies History Book Award; and The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became a Model Minority (2015), which explores intersections between American foreign policy goals, immigration laws and practices, and shifting racial ideologies through the migration of Chinese intellectuals.

Peter Kivisto is the Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought at Augustana College and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Helsinki. His research focuses on immigration, social integration, and civil society. His most recent books include Solidarity, Justice, and Incorporation: Thinking Through The Civil Sphere, which he co-edited with Giuseppe Sciortino (2015), and Religion and Immigration: Migrant Faiths in North America and Western Europe (2014).

Wendy Kline is the Dema G. Seelye Chair in the History of Medicine in the Department of History at Purdue University. She is the author of several articles and two books: Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Women’s Health in the Second Wave (2010) and Building a Better Race: Gender, Sexuality, and Eugenics from the Turn of the Century to the Baby Boom (2011). Her current book project, under contract to Oxford University Press, is entitled Coming Home: Medicine, Midwives, and the Transformation of Birth in Late Twentieth-Century America.

Vladimir Kogan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Ohio State University. He is coauthor of Paradise Plundered: Fiscal Crisis and Governance Failures in San Diego (2011), which won the best book award from the Urban Political Section of the American Political Science Association. His research has been published in American Politics Research, Political Communication, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, Urban Affairs Review, and the Rutgers Law Journal.

Mary E. Odem is Associate Professor in the Department of History and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program at Emory University. A U.S. historian, her research interests include immigration, race and ethnicity in the modern United States, and gender and women’s history. Her current research examines Latin American immigration to the U.S. South. She has published numerous articles on this topic and co-edited Latino Immigration and the Transformation of the U.S. South (2009).

David M. Reimers is Emeritus Professor of History at New York University. He has written extensively about immigration. Among his books are Still the Golden Door: The Third World Comes to America (2d ed. 1992) and, with coauthor Leonard Dinnerstein, The World Comes to America: Immigration to the United States Since 1945 (2014). (p. xiii)

David R. Roediger is the Foundation Professor of American Studies at the University of Kansas where he teaches and writes on race and class in the United States. His recent books include Seizing Freedom: Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All (2014) and, with coauthor Elizabeth Esch, The Production of Difference (2014). His writings on race and immigrant history include The Wages of Whiteness (1991) and Working Toward Whiteness (2006).

Amanda I. Seligman is Associate Professor of History and Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the author of Block by Block: Neighborhoods and Public Policy on Chicago’s West Side (2005) and Is Graduate School Really for You?: The Whos, Whats, Hows, and Whys of Pursuing a Master’s or Ph.D. (2012) and co-author of the Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee (2014). Her current projects include a monograph on the history of block clubs in Chicago, and the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee.

Suzanne M. Sinke is Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of History at Florida State University. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on migration and gender; co-editor of three books on migration, including Letters Across Borders: The Epistolary Practices of International Migrants (2006); and author of Dutch Immigrant Women in the United States, 1880–1920 (2002). Her research often draws on and examines the letters of international migrants.

Stephen Steinberg is Distinguished Professor of Urban Studies at Queens College and the PhD Program in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of The Ethnic Myth: Race, Ethnicity, and Class in America (1981, 1989, 2001); Turning Back: The Retreat from Racial Justice in American Thought and Policy (1995, 2001); and Race Relations: A Critique (2007).

Joe W. Trotter is Giant Eagle Professor of History and Social Justice at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He also directs Carnegie Mellon’s Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies & the Economy (CAUSE). His publications include Race and Renaissance: African Americans in Pittsburgh Since World War II, with Jared Day (2010); Coal, Class, and Color: Blacks in Southern West Virginia, 1915–1932 (1990); and Black Milwaukee: The Making of an Industrial Proletariat, 1915–1945 (1985, 2007).

Allison Varzally is an Associate Professor at California State University, Fullerton. Her first book, Making a Non-White America: Coloring Outside Ethnic Lines, 1925–1955, won the Theodore Saloutos Prize from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society for best book on any aspect of Immigration History in the United States. She is currently completing a book about the immigration of adopted Vietnamese and Amerasians and their families since 1965.

R. Stephen Warner is Emeritus Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where generations of students made him aware of the variety and vitality of the religious institutions of post-1965 immigrants. Under funding from (p. xiv) the Lilly Endowment and the Pew Charitable Trusts, he directed, with Judith Wittner, the New Immigrant and Ethnic Congregations Project, which produced Gatherings in Diaspora: Religious Communities and the New Immigration (1998). He is also the author of A Church of Our Own: Disestablishment and Diversity in American Religion (2005) and co-editor with Ho-Youn Kwon and Kwang Chung Kim of Korean Americans and Their Religions: Pilgrims and Missionaries from a Different Shore (2001).