- Doctor of Philosophy, SUNY Binghamton, 2001
My research focuses on race, immigration law, and the politics of citizenship. I am the author of The Third Asiatic Invasion: Empire and Migration in Filipino America 1898-1946 (NYU Press) and co-author of The Critical Study of Work: Labor, Technology and Global Production (Temple University Press). My work has appeared in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Du Bois Review, and American Studies. My current book project is a study the 1965 Hart-Cellar Immigration Act, analyzing this historic legislation against the backdrop of cold war politics, anti-colonialism, and domestic civil rights mobilization. Broad in scope, this book explores the transformations wrought by this dramatic overhaul of US immigration policy focusing on important shifts in the ethnic and gender composition of post-1965 entrants and the political dilemmas occasioned by the establishment of restrictive new quotas curtailing immigration from Latin America.