Mae Ngai

Mae Ngai (nye) is a professor of history and Asian American studies at Columbia University. According to her bio, she was previously “a labor-union organizer and educator in New York City, working for District 65-UAW and the Consortium for Worker Education.” She has written about immigration for organizations such as The New York Times, The Nation, and the Boston Review.

Ngai is the author of two books, Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (2004) and The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America (2010).  She is also working on a third book, Yellow and Gold: The Chinese Mining Diaspora, 1848-1908.

 

Professor of History and Asian American Studies at Columbia University

Areas of Expertise: Immigration History and Policy, Asian American Studies, U.S. Legal and Political History, Citizenship, Nationalism

Location: New York City


Contact Info:

Phone: (646) 438-1701

Email: mn53@columbia.edu

You can listen to Ngai speak about border security on CCTV: