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Adam Goodman

Adam Goodman

Fellow, 2022-23

At CASBS, Adam Goodman will work on a book exploring how US immigration policies since 1965 have left an increasing number of people in a precarious, often prolonged, state of limbo—from undocumented immigrants living under threat of expulsion and people stuck in detention, to asylum seekers waiting as their cases wind their way through labyrinthine bureaucracies and individuals with provisional protections that can be stripped away at a moment’s notice.

Goodman is a historian interested in migration, borders, pan-ethnic identity formation, public policy, and social movements. He is an associate professor in the Latin American and Latino Studies Program and department of history at the University of Illinois Chicago. He also serves on the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation History Advisory Committee. Goodman’s award-winning book, The Deportation Machine: America's Long History of Expelling Immigrants (Princeton, 2020), was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History.

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