Staff

Name Contact
Erika Lee 
Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History and Director, IHRC
erikalee@umn.edu

Erika Lee is Regents Professor of History and Asian American Studies and Director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota. The granddaughter of Chinese immigrants, Lee was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and serves as the vice president of the Organization of American Historians. She is the author of four award-winning books: At America's Gates: Chinese Immigration during the Exclusion Era, 1882–1943; Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America (co-authored with Judy Yung); The Making of Asian America: A History; and the recently-published America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States.