Ph.D., Temple University, 1996
On-leave from August 2010 to August 2011.
E308 Thompson Hall
Office Phone: 716/673-3883
Research Interests: Current research focuses on the impact of transnational migrations in the US and in Europe (especially France): ethics of immigration restriction, migration and human rights, consequences of diasporas, and race and ethnic relations. Other interests include African-American Expatriates in France, film studies and gender relations.
Chinese Immigrants, African Americans and Racial Anxiety in the United States, 1848-1882 (University of Illinois Press, 2003, 2006). http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/89rne9sw9780252027758.html
"'Colored Soldiers' and Racial Formation in the Great War: French Racial Attitudes towards American Negro Troops and Algerian Tirailleurs," Proceedings of Western Society for French History, (2002).
Teaching Interests: My teaching focuses on Ethnic and Racial Minorities in American History and Comparative Immigration History, including:
- HIST 203 History through Films
- HIST 220 Introduction to Ethnicity
- HIST 333 African-American History to 1865
- HIST 334 African-American History since 1865
- HIST 344 African-American Social Thought
- HIST 345 Asian-American History
- HIST 359 Race and Ethnicity
- HIST 387 Comparative Slave Societies
- HIST 499 Research Seminar in Race and Ethnicity in American History; Research Seminar in Comparative Immigration History (France and the U.S.)
- HIST 643 Graduate Research Seminar in African-American Studies