Apr 11, 2023

The IEHS is Pleased to Announce the 2023 Award Winners

Apr 11, 2023 | Announcements, Featured Post, News

George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Awards

The IEHS presents two awards to help graduate students writing and researching their dissertations on American immigration, emigration, or ethnic history, broadly defined.


Jian Gao (University of Texas at Austin).

Kimberly White (University of Pennsylvania).


Outstanding Dissertation Award

The IEHS presents an annual award for the Outstanding Dissertation in the field of immigration and ethnic history.

Winner: Michael Salgarolo, “Transimperial Histories and Racial Formations in Filipino Louisiana, 1860-1949” (New York University, 2022).


Carlton C. Qualey Memorial Award

In memory of Professor Carleton C. Qualey, the IEHS presents an award for best article published in the Journal of American Ethnic History during the 2022 calendar year.


Adrian De Leon, “Frank Mancao’s ‘Pinoy Image’: Photography, Masculinity, and Respectability in Depression-Era California.”

Honorable Mention:
Hao Zou “A Community Divided: The Ho Lawsuit and Chinese San Franciscans’ Search for Education Equality and Racial Inclusion.”


First Book Award

The IEHS presents an annual award for the best first book on any aspect of the immigration and ethnic history of the United States and/or North America.


Mike Amezcua, Making Mexican Chicago: From Postwar Settlement to the Age of Gentrification (University of Chicago Press).

Honorable mention:

Kristina Shull, Detention Empire: Reagan’s War on Immigrants and the Seeds of Resistance (University of North Carolina Press).


Theodore Saloutos Book Award

The IEHS presents the Theodore Saloutos Book Award for the book judged best on any aspect of the immigration history of the United States.


Moon-Ho Jung, Menace to Empire: Anticolonial Solidarities and the Transpacific Origins of the US Security State (University of California Press).

Honorable mention:

María Cristina García, State of Disaster: The Failure of U.S. Migration Policy in an Age of Climate Change (University of North Carolina Press).

Honorable mention:

Brian D. Behnken, Borders of Violence and Justice: Mexicans, Mexican Americans, and Law Enforcement in the Southwest, 1835-1935 (University of North Carolina Press).


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