Indiana University Bloomington

Ellen Wu

Associate Professor, Department of History
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies
Affiliated Faculty, Asian American Studies Program
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society

Ellen Wu

Office: Ballantine 826 
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Research Interests
20th Century United States history; Asian American history; race and ethnicity; citizenship; migration; Chinese diaspora

Area Involvement
Prof. Wu explores issues of race, immigration, citizenship, and nation through the lens of Asian American history.  She is currently completing a manuscript about Asian Americans, immigration, and race in the late twentieth century.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Diversity-International Outreach Fellowship, 2012.
  • Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010-2011.
  • The University of Texas at Austin Institute for Historical Studies Residential Fellowship, 2010-2011.
  • Indiana University New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities Grant, 2010.