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Adam Goodman

Ph.D. Candidate

Adam Goodman


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

I am currently a Miller Center National Fellow writing a transnational history of the deportation of Mexicans from the United States since the 1940s. 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. In 2014 I was one of nine graduate students in Arts & Sciences to be named a Penn Dean's Scholar for “exceptional academic performance and intellectual promise.” 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, History of Education Society annual meeting, Tepoztlán Institute for the Transnational History of the Americas in Mexico, and at an international conference on return migration at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.


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