Erika Lee is the granddaughter of Chinese immigrants who entered the United States through both Angel Island and Ellis Island. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and received her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. She teaches history at the University of Minnesota, where she is also the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History and Director of the Immigration History Research Center.
Books by Erika Lee
America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States
Basic Books, 2019
The Making of Asian America: A History
Simon & Schuster, 2015
Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America
Oxford University Press, 2010