Kevin Kenny is Glucksman Professor of History at New York University, where he specializes in American immigration, race, and labor in the nineteenth century. He came to New York City as an immigrant in the 1980s and completed his PhD in U.S. history at Columbia in 1994. He taught at the University of Texas at Austin and at Boston College before taking up his current position at NYU. His first book, Making Sense of the Molly Maguires (1998), examines how traditions of Irish rural protest were transplanted into industrial America. The American Irish: A History (2000), the standard work on its topic, offers a broad interpretive survey of the field. Peaceable Kingdom Lost: The Paxton Boys and the Destruction of William Penn’s Peaceable Kingdom (2009) examines relations between Native Americans and European colonists in eighteenth-century Pennsylvania. Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction (2013) explores the origins, meaning, and utility of a central concept in the study of migration, with particular reference to Jewish, African, Irish, and Asian history. Kenny has also published articles on U.S. immigration in the Journal of American History, the Journal of American Ethnic History, and other venues. He is currently finishing a book about how slavery shaped American immigration policy in the nineteenth century. Kenny is President of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society (2021-24).