Jane Hong

I am a historian of 20th-century US immigration and engagement with the world, with a focus on US-Asia relations during the era of decolonization.

My book manuscript in progress situates the post-1940 movement to repeal Asian exclusion laws in the United States within the context of black civil rights struggles at home and US military intervention in a decolonizing Asia. A multi-archival study, the project draws from research I conducted in the United States, India, Philippines, and South Korea.

I received my Ph.D. in history from Harvard University in May 2013. After one year at Seton Hall University (NJ), I joined the history department at Occidental College (CA), where I teach courses in 20th-century US history, immigration and civil rights, and America’s role in the world.

You can reach me at janehhong@gmail.com or Twitter @janeHhong.