Profile: Kornel Chang

Assistant Professor

Faculty
Center for Migration and the Global City, Department of History, Graduate Program in American Studies

Research Interests: Modern U.S. History, Histories of Race, Migration, and Labor in the Americas, and the United States in the Pacific world


Kornel Chang is assistant professor of History and American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. His research and teaching interests include Asian American history, the United States in the Pacific world, and race, migration, and labor in the Americas. His current book project, tentatively titled Occupying Knowledge: Expertise, Technocracy, and De-Colonization in the U.S. Occupation of Korea, examines the role of technocrats and expert knowledge in the U.S. Occupation of Korea

  • Courses Taught

    RACE & RACISM IN THE AMERICAS

  • Education

    Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2007.

  • Publications

    Pacific Connections: The Making of the U.S.-Canadian Borderlands (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012)

    ·      2014 Winner of Association of Asian American Studies Book Prize in History

    ·      2013 Runner-Up Finalist, John Hope Franklin Publication Prize for Best-Published Book in American Studies

    “Circulating Race and Empire: Transnational Labor Activism and the Politics of Anti-Asian Agitation in the Anglo-American Pacific World, 1880-1910,” Journal of American History 96:3 (Dec. 2009): 678-701.

    “Enforcing Transnational White Solidarity: Asian Migration and the Formation of the U.S.-Canadian Boundary.” American Quarterly 60:3 (Sep., 2008): 671-696.

    “Mobilizing Revolutionary Manhood: Race, Gender, and Resistance in the Pacific Northwest Borderlands” in The Rising Tide of Color: Race, State Violence, and Radical Movements across the Pacific  Moon-Ho Jung, ed. (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014)

    “Muted Reception: U.S. Propaganda and the Construction of Mexican Popular Opinion During the Second World War,” Diplomatic History (Forthcoming, 2014).

    “Reconsidering Asiatic Exclusion,” in Oxford Handbook of Asian American History, Eiichiro Azuma and David Yoo, eds. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming).

    “Coolie” in Keywords for Asian American Studies, Linda Trinh Vo, K. Scott Wong, and Cathy Schlund-Vials, eds. (New York: New York University Press, Forthcoming)
     

  • Awards

    Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies, 2015-2016

    Visiting Scholar Fellowship, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2013-2014

    Fellow, Charles Warren Center for the Study of American History, Harvard University, 2011-2012

    Ethnicity, Race, and Migration Postdoctoral Fellow, MacMillian Center for International and Areas Studies, Yale University 2008-2010

    Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/Social Science Dissertation-Year Fellowship, 2005-2006

  • Expertise

    Asian American, Transnational, and Imperial History

  • Files

  • 973-353-3823
  • kchang4@andromeda.rutgers.edu
  • 313 Conklin Hall
    175 University Ave
    Newark, NJ 07102

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