Featuring Mae Ngai, professor of Asian American studies and history at Columbia University. Ngai's research focuses on immigration, citizenship, and nationalism. She has written on immigration history and policy for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and Boston Review.
Ngai authored Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (2004), which won six major book awards; and The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America (2010).
Ngai is the 2018-2019 Wayne Morse Chair.