Public Lecture

Friday, October 19 in the ballroom at the Glendon Manor at Glendon College, York University. 2 pm – 3:30 pm. All are welcome.

“Local, National, and Transnational Histories of Immigration to the Americas”

Erika Lee, Professor of History, University of Minnesota. Director of the Immigration History Research Center.

The public lecture:

In this public lecture, Erika Lee presents some of her research on Asian migration and exclusion across the Americas, focusing on the United States, Canada, and Peru. She uses the concept of scales as a way to link local, region, and national histories to a larger transnational framework. This talk contributes to broader discussions of border policy and the circulation of ideas in the Pacific world. Lee highlights many ideas and activities that transcended national borders as she calls for a new focus on the history of the Americas.

The questions following her talk: