- Associate Professor
Ph.D. Cornell University, 2000
The Unruly Pacific: Race and the Politics of Empire and Revolution, 1898-1941. Second book project under contract with University of California Press.
Coolies and Cane: Race, Labor, and Sugar in the Age of Emancipation. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
Winner, Merle Curti Award, Organization of American Historians.
Winner, History Book Award, Association for Asian American Studies.
“Beyond These Mythical Shores: Asian American History and the Study of Race,” History Compass 6, no. 2 (March 2008): 627-38.
“Coolie.” In Keywords in American Cultural Studies, edited by Bruce Burgett and Glenn Hendler. New York: New York University Press, 2007.
“Outlawing ‘Coolies’: Race, Nation, and Empire in the Age of Emancipation,” American Quarterly 57, no. 3 (September 2005): 677-701.
Republished in Jacqueline Jones, ed. The Best American History Essays 2007. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
“The Influence of ‘Black Peril’ on ‘Yellow Peril’ in Nineteenth-Century America.” In Privileging Positions: The Sites of Asian American Studies, edited by Gary Y. Okihiro et al. Pullman: Washington State University Press, 1995.