"A Nation of Immigrants? History, Politics and Immigration Reform" Talk by Dr.
UT Center for Asian American Studies
Mae M. Ngai, Professor of History and Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies, is a pre-eminent U.S. legal and political historian examining the intersection of immigration, citizenship and nationalism. She is the author of the multiple award-winning Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (Princeton, 2004) and The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America (Oxford, 2010). Ngai’s editorials on immigration policy have appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Nation, and the Boston Review. Before becoming a historian, she was a labor organizer and educator in New York City.