The College of Arts and Sciences’ American Culture and Difference Program will host a talk by University of Minnesota history professor Dr. Erika Lee on Thursday, Oct. 20. She will speak on “Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America.”

Dr. Erika Lee

Dr. Erika Lee

Free and open to the public, the event will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room 126, John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts.

Lee is a historian and director of the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Minnesota. She is the author or co-author of the award-winning books Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America (co-written with Judy Yung, Oxford University Press, 2010) and At America’s Gates: Chinese Immigration During the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943 (University of North Carolina Press, 2003). Her current work in progress is Asian Americas, a global history of Asians in the Americas.

She has presented lectures at universities and to media outlets and community organizations throughout the United States and Canada.

For more information visit the American Culture and Difference website, or call (651) 972-5649.

(Event poster.)