Alumni (National Fellow)

Adam Goodman

National Fellow
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania (2015)
Dream Mentor:
Geraldo Cadava
Northwestern University
Fields of Interest:
Foreign Policy
Immigration Policy
International Relations
Region: Latin America


Adam Goodman is an assistant professor of history and Latin American and Latino studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research and teaching interests include recent U.S., Mexican, and Central American history; migration history and policy; and Mexican American and Latina/o history. Goodman has published articles, essays, and reviews in academic venues like the Journal of American Ethnic History and popular outlets such as The Nation and The Washington Post. His work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright Program, Miller Center, and Immigration and Ethnic History Society, among others. Before coming to UIC, Goodman was a postdoctoral scholar in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at the University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Pennsylvania.

Thesis Description:

“Mexican Migrants and the Rise of the Deportation Regime, 1942-2012”

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