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Adam Goodman

Ph.D. Candidate


B.A. Tufts University, summa cum laude, 2003
M.A. University of Pennsylvania, 2010


U.S. history; Modern Latin American history; History of international migration

Research Interests

history of international migration and immigration; Mexico; Central America; transnational history; borders and borderlands; oral history

Dissertation Committee

Personal Statement

My dissertation is a transnational social and institutional history of the deportation of Mexicans from the United States since the 1940s. I am currently a visiting scholar at CIDE in Mexico City. During the 2012-2013 academic year I was a Fulbright-García Robles fellow and affiliated scholar at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México’s Centro de Investigaciones Sobre América del Norte. My work has also been supported by the Immigration and Ethnic History Society’s George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award, an OAH-IEHS John Higham Travel Award, an SSHA Tilly Travel Award, a Hopkinson Fellowship (with support from the Mellon Foundation), the President’s Award from Penn’s Graduate and Professional Student Association, and a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar on “Rethinking International Migration.” I have presented at the American Historical Association annual meeting, Organization of American Historians annual meeting, Social Science History Association annual meeting, Tepoztlán Institute for the Transnational History of the Americas in Mexico, History of Education Society annual meeting, a conference on return migration at CISAN-UNAM, and as part of the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism’s Graduate Workshop Series.


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