Erika Lee

Stand Up/Speak Out: The Need for Asian American Activism Today

Erika Lee

Talk: Stand Up/Speak Out: The Need for Asian American Activism Today

Professor Erika Lee discusses the history of Asians in America and also the importance of activism today. Lee is one of the nation's leading immigration and Asian American historians and has published several widely acclaimed books, including "The Making of Asian America: A History." Lee teaches at the University of Minnesota where she holds the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History, among other distinctions.

Erika Lee

Erika Lee is an award-winning American historian, Director of the Immigration History Research Center, and the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History at the University of Minnesota. Her scholarly specialties include migration, race and ethnicity; Asian Americans; transnational U.S. history; and immigration law and public policy.

The Making of Asian America: A History

In the past fifty years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States. But much of their long history has been forgotten. “In her sweeping, powerful new book, Erika Lee considers the rich, complicated, and sometimes invisible histories of Asians in the United States” (Huffington Post).

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