Paul Spickard

Department of History


Asian American Studies,
Black Studies,
Chicana/o Studies,
East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies,
Religious Studies,
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Paul Spickard is Distinguished Professor of History and Affiliate Professor of Black Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicana/o Studies, East Asian Studies, Religious Studies, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  He has taught at fifteen universities in the United States and abroad.  He is author or editor of twenty books on race, migration, and related topics in the United States, the Pacific, Northeast Asia, and Europe,


Shape Shifters: Journeys Across Terrains of Race and Identity (edited with Lily Anne Welty Tamai and Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly; University of Nebraska Press, 2020).

Multiple Identities: Migrants, Ethnicity, and Membership, edited (Indiana University Press, 2013).

Race and Immigration in the United States: New Histories, edited (Routledge, 2011).

Japanese Americans: The Formation and Transformations of an Ethnic Group, revised edition (Rutgers University Press, 2009).

Almost All Aliens: Immigration, Race, and Colonialism in American History and Identity (Routledge, 2007).

Race and Nation: Ethnic Systems in the Modern World, edited (Routledge, 2004)