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  • Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Chair of Sociology
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Education

  • PhD, SUNY Binghamton, 2001
  • MA, SUNY Binghamton, 1997
  • BA, Evergreen State College, 1992

Biography

My research focuses on race, immigration law, and the politics of citizenship.

My work has appeared in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Du Bois Review, CENTRO Journal, Asia-Pacific Journal and American Studies.

My current book project is on the 1965 Hart-Cellar Immigration Act, examining this historic legislation against the backdrop of Cold War geo-politics and domestic civil rights mobilization.

Research Interests

My research focuses on race, immigration law, and the politics of citizenship.

Publications and Presentations

Baldoz is the author of The Third Asiatic Invasion: Empire and Migration in Filipino America 1898-1946 (NYU Press), which won book awards from the American Sociological Association and the American Library Association. He is coeditor of The Critical Study of Work: Labor, Technology and Global Production (Temple University Press).

My current book project is on the 1965 Hart-Cellar Immigration Act, examining this historic legislation against the backdrop of Cold War geo-politics and domestic civil rights mobilization. Broad in scope, this book explores the transformations wrought by this dramatic overhaul of US immigration enforcement focusing on the entanglement of U.S. foreign and domestic policy imperatives in the refashioning of U.S. borders. This project also highlights the political dilemmas occasioned by the establishment of new restrictive quotas curtailing immigration from Latin America.

Courses

Fall 2017
  • SOCI 250. Sociology of Popular Culture
  • SOCI 348. Contructing Immigrant Communities 

Notes

  • Rick Baldoz, Shelley Lee Deliver Keynote

    October 9, 2015

    Rick Baldoz, associate professor of sociology, and Shelley Lee, associate professor of comparative American studies and history, delivered the joint keynote address “Pilipino American History: Between Empire and Diaspora” on October 6 at the University of San Francisco for Pilipino/a American History Month. The event was hosted by the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program and the University of San Francisco Kasamahan.

  • Shelley Lee, Rick Baldoz, and Harrod Suarez Participate in Conference

    April 30, 2014

    Associate Professor of History and Comparative American Studies Shelley Lee, Assistant Professor of Sociology Rick Baldoz, and Assistant Professor of English Harrod Suarez participated in the Association for Asian American Studies annual meeting held in San Francisco, April 16 to 19. This is the largest association for scholars of the interdisciplinary field of Asian American studies.

    Lee presented new research in a paper titled, “Koreagate: Race, Gender, and the Return of the Yellow Peril in 1970s America,” and participated in a state-of-the-field roundtable discussion on Asian American history. Baldoz participated in a pedagogy roundtable discussion titled, “Teaching Asian American Studies: Strategies, Trajectories, and Philosophies.” Suarez presented his research in a paper titled, “The Maternal Diaspora in Brian Ascalon Roley’s American Son.”