46th Annual Throckmorton Lecture: Mae Ngai

Professor Mae Ngai, Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies, is interested in questions of immigration, citizenship, and nationalism in United States history. Her lecture is titled “The True Story of Ah Jake: Translation and Justice in late-nineteenth-century Sierra County, California.” Ngai is author of Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (2004), which won the Frederick Jackson Turner prize from the Organization of American Historians and the Littleton-Griswold Prize from the American Historical Association, among other awards. She has written on immigration history and policy matters for the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Nation, and the Boston Review.