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Outstanding Dissertation Award

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society announces its 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. Inquiries should be submitted to the Committee Chair, Carl Lindskoog.

Committee Members and Contact Information:

Carl Lindskoog,

Melanie Shell-Weiss,

Julian Lim,

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)

2015: Elizabeth Craft (honorable mention) “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)