Erika Lee

Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History and Director, Immigration History Research Center, Professor of History and Asian American Studies

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Research interests

Topics of research interest include immigration (historical and contemporary), race, immigration law and policy in the U.S. and the world, Asian Americans, histories of race, Ethnic Studies

Research interests

  • Asian Americans
  • immigration
  • race relations

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  • Immigrant Stories

    Lee, E., Ratsabout, S. & Venditto, E.



    Project: Research project

  • Research Output

    #ImmigrationSyllabus: The necessity of teaching immigration history today

    Lee, E., Marinari, M. & Taparata, E., Mar 1 2018, In : Journal of American Ethnic History. 37, 3, p. 102-111 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    US history of immigration and deportation

    Lee, E., 2017

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

    Open Access
  • A part and apart: Asian American and immigration history

    Lee, E., Jun 1 2015, In : Journal of American Ethnic History. 34, 4, p. 28-42 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    1 Scopus citations

    Epilogue: Entanglements and the practice of migration history

    Lee, E., Jan 1 2015, Entangling Migration History: Borderlands and Transnationalism in the United States and Canada. University Press of Florida, p. 207-216 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    The Making of Asian America: A History

    Lee, E., 2015, Simon & Schuster.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Press / Media

    Asian American Discrimination And The Coronavirus Crisis

    Erika Lee


    13 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Fear of coronavirus fuels racist sentiment targeting Asians

    Erika Lee


    24 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Mon 9 AM | Exploring America's Long History Of Xenophobia

    Erika Lee


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Fellowships, Honors, and Prizes

    Institute for Advanced Study Faculty Fellows, Fall 2010

    Hadjiyanni, Tasoulla (Recipient), David J Karjanen (Recipient), Simona Sawhney (Recipient), Ferlito, Susanna F (Recipient), Lee, Erika (Recipient), Michelle N Mason Bizri (Recipient) & Lisa S Park (Recipient), Sep 1 2010

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively