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East Hall, room 105
Medford, MA 02155
Email Prof. Ueda
Professor of History
Industrial and Urban U.S., Immigration
I study the effects of industrialization and globalization in U. S. history. I first worked as Research Editor of the Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups (awarded the Waldo Leland Prize of the American Historical Association). I also authored Avenues to Adulthood (on social mobility) and Postwar Immigrant America. I have also edited The New Americans (with Mary C. Waters and Helen Marrow), and America’s Changing Neighborhoods (selected as a Best Reference Work by Library Journal.)
A member of the History Department faculty since 1981, I co-chair a consortium in which Tufts is a participating institution, the Inter-University Committee on International Migration at the MIT Center for International Studies, and am also a Research Associate at the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard. I have written for the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and the New Republic. I am currently at work on a book about immigration and citizenship and a U.S. history textbook.
- Ph.D. Harvard University, 1981
- M.A. Harvard University, 1976
- M.A. University of Chicago, 1973
- B.A. University of California, Los Angeles, 1970, Summa Cum
Professional Positions and Honors
- Co-Chair, Steering Group, Inter-University Committee on International Migration, Center for International Studies, MIT (2007-)
- Research Associate, Center for American Political Studies, Harvard (2001-)
- Fellow, Massachusetts Historical Society (1999, elected)
- Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Immigration Fellows Cluster, Harvard (2003-2005)
- Executive Board, Immigration and Ethnic History Society (2001-2004)
- Charles Warren Center Fellowship, Harvard (1999)
- Woodrow Wilson International Center Fellowship (1993)
- National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (1989)
- American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (1984)
- Mellon Faculty Research Fellowship, Tufts (1983)
- Joseph B. Grossman Fund Award, Department of Government, Harvard (1978-1980)
- Mark DeWolfe Howe Award, Harvard Law School (1978)
- The New Americans (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard
University Press, 2007). Co-editor with Mary C. Waters and Helen
- A Companion to American Immigration (Oxford:
Blackwell, 2006). Editor.
- "Pushing the Atlantic Envelope: Inter-Oceanic Perspectives
on Atlantic History." In Jorge Canizares-Esguerra and Erik
Seeman, eds., Beyond the Line (Upper Saddle River:
Prentice Hall, 2006).
- Advisory Editor, New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
(New York: Charles Scribner's, 2005). Choice, Outstanding
- "Historical Patterns of Immigrant Status and Incorporation
in the United States." In Gary Gerstle and John Mollenkopf,
eds., E Pluribus Unum? (New York: Russell Sage, 2002).
- "The Progressive State and the Legacy of Collective
Immigrant Identities." In Morton Keller and R. Shep Melnick,
eds., Taking Stock (Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press,
- Postwar Immigrant America: A Social History (New
York: St. Martin's Press, 1994).
- Avenues to Adulthood: Origins of the High School and
Social Mobility in an American Suburb (Cambridge, Eng.:
Cambridge University Press, 1987).
- Research Editor, Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic
Groups (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1980).
Waldo Leland Prize, American Historical Association.
- Associate Editor, Journal of Interdisciplinary History
(Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press), Quarterly Issues.
- New Immigrants and Civic Traditions (Cambridge
- American History in Global Perspective (Pearson
- History 03: The World in Motion
- History 80: The Changing American Nation
- History 97: The American Immigrant Pattern and Asian
- History 98: The Immigrant in American History
- History 174: Industrial America and Urban Society
- History 202: Comparative Colloquium
- History 217: U.S. Society and Culture; The Era of
Industrialization and Western Expansion