Immigration History

The inside of the Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty, interior view, looking upward, New York, New York. Courtesy the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

The following OAH Distinguished Lecturers study and speak about U.S. immigration history. Let these historians help your audience understand more about the current immigration debates.


Gabriela F. Arredondo

Gabriela F. Arredondo
University of California, Santa Cruz

Annette Atkins

Annette Atkins
Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict (Emeritus)

James R. Barrett

James R. Barrett
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Emeritus)

Katherine Benton-Cohen

Katherine Benton-Cohen
Georgetown University

Adrian Burgos Jr.

Adrian Burgos Jr.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Geraldo Cadava

Geraldo Cadava *
Northwestern University

Albert Camarillo

Albert Camarillo
Stanford University
 Has Video Presentation

Julio Capó, Jr.

Julio Capó, Jr. *
Florida International University

Christopher Capozzola

Christopher Capozzola
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Has Video Presentation

Catherine Ceniza Choy

Catherine Ceniza Choy
University of California, Berkeley

Mary Marshall Clark

Mary Marshall Clark
Columbia University

Blanche Wiesen Cook

Blanche Wiesen Cook
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

Edward Countryman

Edward Countryman
Southern Methodist University

Hasia Diner

Hasia Diner
New York University

Michael H. Ebner

Michael H. Ebner
Lake Forest College (Emeritus)

Candace Falk

Candace Falk
Emma Goldman Papers, University of California, Berkeley

Paul Finkelman

Paul Finkelman
Gratz College

Neil Foley

Neil Foley
Southern Methodist University

Mario T. García

Mario T. García
University of California Santa Barbara

Matt Garcia

Matt Garcia
Dartmouth College

Gary Gerstle

Gary Gerstle
Cambridge University

David T. Gleeson

David T. Gleeson
Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne

David Goldfield

David Goldfield
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
 Has Video Presentation

Daniel Greene

Daniel Greene
Newberry Library and Northwestern University

Julie Greene

Julie Greene
University of Maryland, College Park

Thomas A. Guglielmo

Thomas A. Guglielmo
George Washington University

Cindy  Hahamovitch

Cindy Hahamovitch
University of Georgia

Allyson Hobbs

Allyson Hobbs
Stanford University

Madeline Y. Hsu

Madeline Y. Hsu
University of Texas at Austin

Evelyn Hu-Dehart

Evelyn Hu-Dehart
Brown University

Michael Innis-Jiménez

Michael Innis-Jiménez
University of Alabama

Winston James

Winston James
University of California, Irvine

Moon-Ho Jung

Moon-Ho Jung
University of Washington

Walter D. Kamphoefner

Walter D. Kamphoefner
Texas A&M University
 Has Video Presentation

David Kennedy

David Kennedy
Stanford University (Emeritus)
 Has Video Presentation

Alan M. Kraut

Alan M. Kraut
American University
 Has Video Presentation

Lon Kurashige

Lon Kurashige
University of Southern California

Erika Lee

Erika Lee
University of Minnesota

Mireya Loza

Mireya Loza
New York University

Mary Ting Yi Lui

Mary Ting Yi Lui
Yale University

Kelly Lytle Hernandez

Kelly Lytle Hernandez
University of California, Los Angeles

Monica Muñoz Martinez

Monica Muñoz Martinez
Brown University

Carol L. McKibben

Carol L. McKibben
Stanford University

Natalia Molina

Natalia Molina
University of California, San Diego and California Humanities

Douglas Monroy

Douglas Monroy
Colorado College

Deborah Dash Moore

Deborah Dash Moore
University of Michigan

Mae M. Ngai

Mae M. Ngai
Columbia University

Annelise Orleck

Annelise Orleck
Dartmouth College

Gunther Peck

Gunther Peck
Duke University

Stephen Pitti

Stephen Pitti
Yale University

Marc Simon Rodriguez

Marc Simon Rodriguez
Portland State University and Pacific Historical Review

A. K. Sandoval-Strausz

A. K. Sandoval-Strausz
Penn State University
 Has Video Presentation

Alex M. Saragoza

Alex M. Saragoza
University of California, Berkeley (Emeritus)

Leslie A. Schwalm

Leslie A. Schwalm
University of Iowa

Donald Schwartz

Donald Schwartz
California State University, Long Beach (Emeritus)

Suzanne M. Sinke

Suzanne M. Sinke
Florida State University

Paul Spickard

Paul Spickard
University of California, Santa Barbara

Rachel St. John

Rachel St. John
University of California, Davis

Lorrin Thomas

Lorrin Thomas
Rutgers-Camden
 Has Video Presentation

Judith Weisenfeld

Judith Weisenfeld
Princeton University

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu
University of California, Irvine
 Has Video Presentation