Erika Lee

College of Liberal Arts
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished McKnight University Professors
Research Title
Immigration and Race in the U.S. and the World

Section A, Location 14

Lee’s path-breaking research examines global migration and its consequences, especially to the U.S., from the colonial era to the present. She has discovered new sources of historical research and developed new frameworks that have changed the way scholars understand and write American and global history. Her award-winning books have broad national and international influence, she has helped to establish the interdisciplinary field of Asian American Studies, and she is a highly sought-after public intellectual.