Paul Spickard

Paul Spickard

Paul Spickard is a professor of history, Black studies, and Asian American studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among his many books are Global Mixed Race (2014); Multiple Identities: Migrants, Ethnicity, and Membership (2013); Almost All Aliens: Immigration, Race, and Colonialism in American History and Identity (2007); Is Lighter Better? Skin-Tone Discrimination among Asian Americans (2007); Race and Nation: Ethnic Systems in the Modern World (2005); Racial Thinking in the United States (2004); and Mixed Blood: Intermarriage and Ethnic Identity in Twentieth-Century America (1989). He is the winner of the American Studies Association's Richard Yarborough Mentoring Award, for mentoring minority scholars and students; the National Association for Ethnic Studies' Robert Perry Mentoring Award; and the Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival's Loving Prize.

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  • Immigrants and the Undocumented: What's Real, What's Not, and What We Can Hope for in the Trump Years *
  • The Return of Pseudoscientific Racism: DNA Testing, Race, and the New Eugenics Movement
  • Obama Nation: Race, Multiraciality, and American Identity
  • Changing Race: Morphing Identities in History
  • How to Prepare, Attract, and Empower Faculty of Color

Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.