Professor of History and Director of Ethnic Studies at Lewis & Clark College, author of Alien Nation: Chinese Migration in the Americas from the Coolie Era to WWII (UNC Press)
Elliott Young is Professor in the History Department at Lewis and Clark College, where he teaches Latin American and Borderlands history. He is currently director of the Ethnic Studies program, and has directed Latin American Studies and served as chair of the History department. In 2003, he co-founded the Tepoztlán Institute for Transnational History of the Americas, which brings together scholars from throughout North and Latin America for an intensive weeklong workshop on transnational history in a small town outside of Mexico City.
Professor Young published three books on borderlands, migration and transnational history, Alien Nation: Chinese Migration in the Americas from the Coolie Era through WWII (UNC Press, 2014) Catarino Garza’s Revolution on the Texas-Mexico Border (Duke University Press, 2004), and Continental Crossroads (Duke University Press, 2004), a volume of essays by new scholars in the field. The award-winning, Catarino Garza’s Revolution on the Texas-Mexico Border was published in Mexico in Spanish in 2010. He has published widely on borderlands and transnational history in academic journals, including Past & Present, the Western Historical Quarterly, Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, Cuban Studies and the Southwestern Historical Quarterly. His columns have appeared in the Huffington Post, Utne Reader, Oregonian, Portland Tribune, Oregon Humanities, and the History News Network.