Sociology
Contact
Department Chair:
Daphne John, Chair

Administrative Assistant:
Judi Davidson

Department Email:


Phone: 440 7758370
Fax: 440 7758644

Location:
King 305
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074-1095

Richard Baldoz

Richard Baldoz

Associate Professor (2009)
Member of the Comparative American Studies Committee

Contact Information

E-mail:


Office:
King Building 324
(440) 775-8343

Personal Office Hours:
MF 930-1030 Or by appointment

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Richard Baldoz

Richard Baldoz

Rick Baldoz

Educational Background

  • 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), which won book awards from the American Sociological Association and the American Library Association. I am also also co-editor 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, CENTRO Journal, Asia-Pacific Journal and American Studies. My current book project is on the 1965 Hart-Cellar Immigration Act, examining this historic legislation against the backdrop of Cold War geo-politics and domestic civil rights mobilization. Broad in scope, this book explores the transformations wrought by this dramatic overhaul of US immigration enforcement focusing on the entanglement of U.S. foreign and domestic policy imperatives in the refashioning of U.S. borders. This project also highlights the political dilemmas occasioned by the establishment of new restrictive quotas curtailing immigration from Latin America.