Suzanne M. Sinke is an associate professor of history at Florida State University, where her teaching blends comparisons of gender and migration among different countries. She is the author of Dutch Immigrant Women in the U.S., 1880-1920 (2002) and a coeditor of A Century of European Migrations (1991) and Letters Across Borders (2006). Her current research includes two projects: one relates marriage to international migration in the U.S. context, from "bride ships" to matchmaking websites, and the other examines the letters of a family of refugees from Austria during World War II.
Examines a series of examples across U.S. history of people who gained citizenship, who sought unsuccessfully to gain it, and who experienced a limited version of citizenship in law or practice. This interweaves issues of gender and race with national origins and immigration status. Against the backdrop of the dreamers of today it asks who was dreaming of citizenship in the past?