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First Name
Maria Paz G.
Last Name
Bridgewater College
Website URL
Marriage and Law, Immigration and Repatriation, 20th Century, History of the Family, Asian American Studies, Pacific World, Public History, Race and Ethnicity, U.S. Empire
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Personal Info

About Me

My manuscript Ruling Race: Illicit Intimacies, Marriage, and the Law in California, 1933-1948 examines the intersections of immigration policy, marriage laws, and the family. It expands on my earlier work on Filipino Americans in California and considers how race, sexuality, law, and culture work at the intersection of Asian American history and miscegenation history.

My second project examines the history of post-1960s Asian immigrants and refugees to Baltimore, Maryland. In a city space that is predominantly viewed through the lenses of a black and white binary where do Asians and Asian Americans fit into this racial landscape? And how do Asians and Asian Americans negotiate their place within a city that sees them at its margins? This project examines this (in)visible presence by exploring the intersections of race, citizenship, and communities in Baltimore’s modern history.

In addition to my research, I have also worked closely with college access and retention programs at the high school, college, and doctoral levels. My interest lies primarily in program management, student assessment, and curriculum development.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Family, Gender, Migration & Immigration, Public History, Race, Urban History, Women