Work with K-12 history educators

In June 2018, I led 33 California public school teachers in a week-long seminar on the history of U.S. immigration using California as a case study. The seminar was co-sponsored by the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History and the Spencer Foundation. Guest speakers included National Humanities Medal recipient Dr. Vicki Ruiz; Scripps College professor Dr. Wendy Cheng, and Sanctuary advocate and ordained clergy Rev. Dr. Alexia Salvatierra. For more highlights, check out the seminar’s Twitter page. In Fall 2018, I talked to History Now, Gilder-Lehrman’s online magazine, about teaching U.S. immigration history.

In October 2019, I led a Gilder-Lehrman training for 60+ Idaho K-12 public educators on U.S. immigration during World War I. Held in Boise, ID, the seminar was co-sponsored by the World War I Commission.

I continue to lead Gilder-Lehrman teacher seminars on the histories of U.S. immigration, race relations, and Asian America. In 2021 and 2022, these have included seminars with teachers in Kansas, New Jersey, and throughout the country.

Courses taught (or co-taught)

At Occidental College:

  • HIST 102: United States Culture and Society II
  • HIST 208: U.S. Immigration History
  • HIST 209: The United States in the World since 1900
  • HIST 300: History Colloquium: Histories of U.S. Empire
  • HIST 300: History Colloquium: Christianity and Politics in America since 1945
  • FYS (first-year seminar): Racial Violence in US History and Memory
  • FYS (co-taught): Expulsions: Un/documented Migrants, Refugees, and the Stateless
  • FYS (co-taught): Transpacific Movements and Activisms: Asian and Asian American Connections Across the Pacific

When Alec Baldwin visited my U.S. history survey dressed as Abraham Lincoln.