Erika is currently writing a new book on the history of xenophobia in America from the colonial era to the present.

Selected Recent Articles

Angel Island Immigration Station,” (co-authored with Judy Yung), American History, Oxford Research Encyclopedia, September, 2015

“A Part and Apart: Asian American and Immigration History” Journal of American Ethnic History 34:4 (Summer 2015): 28-43 (“Perspectives on the State and Future of the Immigration and Ethnic History Field” Commemorative Issue)

“Connected Local and Global Asian Migration Histories,” Japanese Association for Migration Studies Journal, 3 (June 2015): 75-99

“Entanglements and the Practice of Migration History,” epilogue to Benjamin Bryce and Alexander Freund, eds., Entangling Migration History (University of Florida Press, 2015)

“Chinese Americans,” in Diane Portnoy, Barry Portnoy, and Charlie Riggs, and the Immigrant Learning Center, eds., Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts (University of Virginia Press, 2012) 75-96

“The ‘Yellow Peril’ in the United States and Peru: A Transnational History of Japanese Exclusion, 1920s-World War Two,” in Camilla Fojas and Rudy Guevera, eds., Transnational Crossroads: Remapping the Americas and the Pacific (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2012) 315-358

“Asian American Studies in the Midwest: New Questions, Approaches, and Communities,” Journal of Asian American Studies 12:3 (October, 2009): 247-273

“Wong Kim Ark v. United States: Immigration, Race, and Citizenship,” in Race Law Stories, Devin Carbado and Rachel Moran, eds., (New York: Foundation Press, 2008) 89-109

Op-Eds and Online Articles

“A History Lesson for Donald Trump and His Supporters,” New York Daily News, August 18, 2015

“Myths and Realities about Immigration in the Past and Present,” Medium, July 22, 2015

“Chinese now largest group of U.S. immigrants” Iowa City Press-Citizen, July 13, 2015

“Chinese Now Top U.S. Immigrant Arrivals,” Orange County Register, July 12, 2015

“What Happened to America’s Other Illegal Immigrants?” Time, July 8, 2015

“Chinese Immigrants Now Make Up the Largest Group of New Arrivals to the U.S.” Zocalo Public Square, July 7, 2015

“Where do U.S. immigrants come from? The No. 1 country is… China” Houston Chronicle, July 7, 2015

“Chinese immigrants now largest group of new arrivals to the U.S” USA Today, July 7, 2015

“Minnesotans’ Refugee Stories, 40 Years After the Fall of Saigon,” (co-authored with Elizabeth Venditto) Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 29, 2015

“Angel Island’s history offers lessons on immigration policy,” (co-authored with Judy Yung) Los Angeles Times op-ed, January 21, 2010