Jeannie Shinozuka’s research interests center on Asian American studies and history, environmental history, and the history of medicine and science. Her first book, Biotic Borders: Transpacific Plant and Insect Migration and the Rise of Anti-Asian Racism in America, 1890-1950 (University of Chicago Press, 2022) received honorable mention for the Frederick Jackson award from the Organization of American Historians and was longlisted for the International Convention of Asia Scholars: ICAS Book Prize-Humanities. She is currently working on two book projects. Global Biotic Borders: Race and Asian Insect and Plant Migration in an International Context is on recent Asian biological invasions in Europe and Latin America, including the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) and Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphornina citri Kuwayama or ACP). Model Minority Intelligence: Race and Asian Americans in Education is on the relational racial construction of Asian American and African American students in the early twentieth century in order to better understand the interrelationship between intelligence testing, scientific racism, and citizenship.
Assistant Professor of CES and American Studies
Thompson Hall 101F