Mae Ngai, Columbia University

History Professor New York City, New York mn53@columbia.edu Office: (212) 854-2518

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Ngai teaches immigration history, Asian American history and 20th century US history. She is the author of Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America which won the Frederick Jackson Turner prize, among others. Ngai has also written on immigration history and policy matte...

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Bio/Research

Ngai teaches immigration history, Asian American history and 20th century US history. She is the author of Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America which won the Frederick Jackson Turner prize, among others. Ngai has also written on immigration history and policy matters for the publications such as the Washington Post and the New York Times. She is currently working on a biography of Chinese American immigrant brokers and interpreters as well as a comparative study of Chinese gold miners in the 19th century North American West, Australia, and South Africa.

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