Migrant Geographies: Between Asia and the United States in the Twentieth Century

HIST 12E 
Hardeep Dhillon 
T 3:00-5:45pm
This seminar uses histories between Asia and the United States to illuminate one of the most urgent issues of our time: the relationship between borders, human mobility, and society.  Moving across histories of Asian migration that tie into indigenous, black, and other migrant histories, this seminar expands our understanding of what constitutes “the border,” and how migrant lives were made and remade in relation to such borders. The readings for each week enunciate the forms of border making this seminar explores which include but are not limited to: deportation, documentation, public health, gender and sexuality, and borderlands.