Paul Spickard

Portrait of Paul Spickard

Paul Spickard is a Distinguished Professor of history, Black studies, and Asian American studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among his many books are Shape Shifters: Journeys Across Terrains of Race and Identity (2020); Race in Mind (2015); Global Mixed Race (2014); Multiple Identities: Migrants, Ethnicity, and Membership (2013); Almost All Aliens: Immigration, Race, and Colonialism in American History and Identity (2007; 2023); 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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