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Erika Lee

Historian; Author, "America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia" & "The Making of Asian America"

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Erika Lee Biography

Erika Lee is a Regents Professor of History and Asian American Studies, a Distinguished McKnight University Professor, the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History, and Director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota. Recently elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, she is Vice President of the Organization of American Historians and the author of award-winning books including At America's Gates: Chinese Immigration during the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943 (University of North Carolina Press, 2003), Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America (co-authored with Judy Yung, Oxford University Press, 2010), and The Making of Asian America: A History (Simon & Schuster, 2015, 2nd ed., 2016, Chinese version, 2019). Her recently-published America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States. Called “unflinching and powerful” by Carol Anderson (author of White Rage) and “essential reading” by Ibram X. Kendi (author of How to Be an Antiracist), America for Americans won the American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature ,and the Richard Frisbie Honored Book Award for Nonfiction. It was also a finalist for the Ralph Waldo Emerson award and the Minnesota Nonfiction Book Award and was named to best books lists by Time, USA Today, and Ms. Magazine. It was highlighted by the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the New York Public Library as one of the most important books illuminating the Trump era and informing essential issues in the 2020 election. It has been excerpted in The Atlantic and profiled in The New Yorker. Op-eds based on the book appeared in Time and the Washington Post.

She has been awarded numerous national and university fellowships and awards for her research, teaching, and leadership, including the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, the 2017 Dean's Medal and the Arthur Red Motley Award for Excellence in Teaching from the College of Liberal Arts, the 2016 Pioneer Award from OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates, and the 2015 Immigrant Heritage Award from the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation. She is an active public scholar, appears regularly in the media, and has been an invited speaker at universities, historical societies, and community organizations around the U.S. and internationally.

At the Immigration History Research Center, Lee has helped to pioneer new ways of merging immigration history with the digital humanities. She launched and oversees the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Immigrant Stories Project which works with recent immigrants and refugees to collect, preserve, and share their experiences with a new multi-lingual digital story-telling website (immigrantstories.umn.edu) and archive. She also founded and directs the Immigrants in COVID America project, documenting the impact of the pandemic on immigrants and refugees (https://immigrantcovid.umn.edu/) and founded and co-organized the #ImmigrationSyllabus project (www.immigrationsyllabus.umn.edu), a digital educational resource offering historical perspectives to contemporary immigration debates.

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America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States

America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States

The Making of Asian America: A History

The Making of Asian America: A History

Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America

Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America

At America's Gates: Chinese Immigration during the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943

At America's Gates: Chinese Immigration during the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943

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Historian; Author, "America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia" & "The Making of Asian America"

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Erika Lee Biography

Erika Lee is a Regents Professor of History and Asian American Studies, a Distinguished McKnight University Professor, the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History, and Director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota. Recently elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, she is Vice President of the Organization of American Historians and the author of award-winning books including At America's Gates: Chinese Immigration during the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943 (University of North Carolina Press, 2003), Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America (co-authored with Judy Yung, Oxford University Press, 2010), and The Making of Asian America: A History (Simon & Schuster, 2015, 2nd ed., 2016, Chinese version, 2019). Her recently-published America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States. Called “unflinching and powerful” by Carol Anderson (author of White Rage) and “essential reading” by Ibram X. Kendi (author of How to Be an Antiracist), America for Americans won the American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature ,and the Richard Frisbie Honored Book Award for Nonfiction. It was also a finalist for the Ralph Waldo Emerson award and the Minnesota Nonfiction Book Award and was named to best books lists by Time, USA Today, and Ms. Magazine. It was highlighted by the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the New York Public Library as one of the most important books illuminating the Trump era and informing essential issues in the 2020 election. It has been excerpted in The Atlantic and profiled in The New Yorker. Op-eds based on the book appeared in Time and the Washington Post.

She has been awarded numerous national and university fellowships and awards for her research, teaching, and leadership, including the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, the 2017 Dean's Medal and the Arthur Red Motley Award for Excellence in Teaching from the College of Liberal Arts, the 2016 Pioneer Award from OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates, and the 2015 Immigrant Heritage Award from the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation. She is an active public scholar, appears regularly in the media, and has been an invited speaker at universities, historical societies, and community organizations around the U.S. and internationally.

At the Immigration History Research Center, Lee has helped to pioneer new ways of merging immigration history with the digital humanities. She launched and oversees the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Immigrant Stories Project which works with recent immigrants and refugees to collect, preserve, and share their experiences with a new multi-lingual digital story-telling website (immigrantstories.umn.edu) and archive. She also founded and directs the Immigrants in COVID America project, documenting the impact of the pandemic on immigrants and refugees (https://immigrantcovid.umn.edu/) and founded and co-organized the #ImmigrationSyllabus project (www.immigrationsyllabus.umn.edu), a digital educational resource offering historical perspectives to contemporary immigration debates.

Erika Lee Videos

  • Historian Erika Lee & activist Helen Zia on rise in anti-Asian...
    Mar 8, 2021 ... During the coronavirus pandemic, Asian Americans have experienced a sharp increase in racist verbal abuse and physical attacks. From...
  • Xenophobia in America: How we got here and what's at stake | Erika ...
    Oct 27, 2020 ... America is called a "nation of immigrants," but it is also a nation of xenophobia. Historian Erika Lee explores the deep roots of...
  • Full Frame: Race and Immigration in the U.S. with Erika Lee - YouTube
    May 9, 2020 ... The coronavirus has led to increased reports of harassment against Asian- Americans. This kind of discrimination has long been part...

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  • How to book Erika Lee?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Erika Lee for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Erika Lee, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Erika Lee or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Erika Lee?

    Booking fees for Erika Lee, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Erika Lee, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Erika Lee?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Erika Lee for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Erika Lee for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Erika Lee or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Erika Lee or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Erika Lee is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Erika Lee for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Erika Lee generally travels from Minneapolis, MN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Amanda Nguyen, Laura Ling, Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Simon Tam and Helen Zia. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Erika Lee for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Erika Lee Speaker Videos

  • Historian Erika Lee & activist Helen Zia on rise in anti-Asian violence ...
    Mar 8, 2021 ... During the coronavirus pandemic, Asian Americans have experienced a sharp increase in racist verbal abuse and physical attacks. From the ...
    Xenophobia in America: How we got here and what's at stake | Erika ...
    Oct 27, 2020 ... America is called a "nation of immigrants," but it is also a nation of xenophobia. Historian Erika Lee explores the deep roots of xenophobia in ...
  • Full Frame: Race and Immigration in the U.S. with Erika Lee - YouTube
    May 9, 2020 ... The coronavirus has led to increased reports of harassment against Asian- Americans. This kind of discrimination has long been part of U.S. ...
    Stand Up/Speak Out: The Need for Asian American Activism Today ...
    Mar 30, 2017 ... Professor Erika Lee discusses the history of Asians in America and also the importance of activism today. Lee is one of the nation's leading ...

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