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Outstanding Dissertation Award

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society announces its third annual award for an outstanding dissertation in the field of immigration and ethnic history. The IEHS will confer the award at its annual meeting in the spring of 2018. To be considered, a dissertation must focus on some aspect of North American immigration and /or ethnicity, be successfully defended between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017, be in English, and be submitted electronically to the award committee by November 15, 2017. All submissions must be accompanied by a letter of support from the dissertation director. The award carries a cash gift of $1,500.

Members of the IEHS Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee:

Carl Lindskoog (Chair)
Assistant Professor of History
Department of Humanities, Social Science, and Education
Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, New Jersey 08876

Melanie Shell-Weiss
Chair and Associate Professor of Liberal Studies
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI 49401-9403

Jordan Stanger-Ross
Associate Professor History
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, B.C. V8W 3P4

Previous Recipients

2014: Julian Lim, “The ‘Future Immense:’ Race and Immigration in the Multiracial U.S. – Mexico Borderlands” (Cornell University, 2013).

2015: Jared Toney, “Locating Diaspora: Afro-Caribbean Migration and the Transnational Dialectics of Race and Community in North America, 1910 – 1929” (University of Toronto, 2014).

  • Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Craft,  “Becoming American Onstage: Broadway Narratives of Immigrant Experiences in the United States” (Harvard University, 2014)

2016: Megan Asaka, “The Unsettled City: Migration, Race, and the Making of Seattle’s Urban Landscape”  (Yale University, 2014).

2017: Sarah Coleman, “Redefining American: The Shifting Politics of Immigration at the End of the Twentieth Century” (Princeton University).