History | Immigration, Race, and Nation in Modern America
H650 | 14921 | Wu


A portion of the above class reserved for majors
Above class open to graduates only

This colloquium offers an introduction to the historiography of
immigration to the United States over the course of the “long”
twentieth century.  As such, we will devote our attention to both
canonical texts as well as newer studies that examine and explain
processes and consequences of migration, identity formation, and
inclusion/exclusion. Among the key themes with which we will engage
include race/ethnicity, gender and sexuality, assimilation,
citizenship, nation-building, imperialism, labor, and consumption.
We will also consider a range of conceptual approaches to the study
of immigration, particularly recent interpretive trends in using
comparative, transnational, and global frameworks, in order to
explore the implications of privileging (or not privileging)
the “nation” as a category of analysis.