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Charlotte Brooks

BrooksDr. Charlotte Brooks, an associate professor in the Weissman School of Arts & Sciences, is an expert on 20th century United States and Asian America, and is available to comment on:

— U.S. and Asian American urban culture
— U.S. and Asian American race relations
— U.S. and Asian American immigration
— U.S. and Asian American politics and policy.

Dr. Brooks is the author of Alien Neighbors, Foreign Friends: Asian Americans, Housing, and the Transformation of Urban California (University of Chicago Press, 2009), which received an honorable mention for the Organization of American Historians Frederick Jackson Turner Award. Her second book, Between Mao and McCarthy: Chinese American Political Culture in the Cold War Years, is in contract. She has also written many articles, including “Sing Sheng vs. Southwood: Housing, Race, and the Cold War in 1950s California,” originally published in the Pacific Historical Review (2004) and later republished in The Best American History Essays 2006; and “The War on Grant Avenue: Business Competition and Ethnic Rivalry in San Franciscos Chinatown, 1937-1942,” in the Journal of Urban History (May 2011).

A native of California, Dr. Brooks earned her B.A. in Chinese history from Yale University and worked in China and Hong Kong after college. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in U.S. history from Northwestern University and taught at the University at Albany, SUNY, before coming to Baruch College.

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