AHA Welcomes New Staff Member
The American Historical Association is pleased to welcome Kritika Agarwal as our new associate editor, publications. Kritika comes to the AHA from the University at Buffalo, SUNY (UB), where she recently completed her PhD in American studies. Kritika’s dissertation provides a social, legal, and cultural history of cases in which US citizens of Asian descent were legally divested of their US citizenship through administrative processes of denaturalization and expatriation. It argues that by subjecting Asian Americans to citizenship loss, the state engaged in forms of “citizenship control,” through which it defined norms of good citizenship and disciplined those who refused to comply.
Kritika’s interest in immigration history and Asian American studies comes from her background as an immigrant in the United States. She comes to the AHA with a range of instructional and administrative experiences: in addition to teaching classes in the core curriculum, American studies, and Asian American studies, she also worked as an international student adviser at UB, providing immigration and cultural support to the university’s large and diverse international student body. She also recently served as a member of the Students’ Committee of the American Studies Association and is currently on the Academic Council of the South Asian American Digital Archive.
Kritika received her MA from the University of Texas at Austin and her BA in journalism and English from Angelo State University in Texas. In her new role at the AHA, Kritika will be writing and editing articles for Perspectives on History as well as overseeing the AHA’s blog, AHA Today. Follow her on Twitter @kritikaldesi.
Allison Miller is editor of Perspectives on History. She tweets @Cliopticon.
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