Nayan Shah is Professor and Chair of the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California and the author of Contagious Divides (UC Press).
“Show how the history of even a small (in numerical terms) minority has important implications for the ways in which all Americans understand the parameters of citizenship.” - Southern California Quarterly
“Brilliant. . . . [Shah’s] lucid prose, vivid stories, and gripping analysis make it a great read for both academic and general audiences.” - Julia Camacho (University of Texas, El Paso), H-Net Reviews
"Carefully documented and compellingly narrated. . . . Transforms the central questions in Asian American and immigration history." - Monisha Das Gupta, American Historical Review
“An important contribution to the forging of a more complete and inclusive history of the North American West.” - Andrea Geiger, Simon Fraser University, Jrnl Of American History