Elliott Young

Professor of History

Lewis and Clark College

Elliott Young is professor of Latin American and Borderlands history at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. In 2003, he co-founded the Tepoztlán Institute for Transnational History of the Americas.  His most recent book Alien Nation: Chinese Migration in the Americas, the Coolie Era to WWII (University of North Carolina Press, 2014) is a transnational history exploring the construction of the idea of the “illegal alien” throughout the Americas.  Professor Young published two other books on borderlands history, Catarino Garza’s Revolution on the Texas-Mexico Border (Duke University Press, 2004), and Continental Crossroads (Duke University Press, 2004), a volume of essays by new scholars in the field.  His articles have appeared in a variety of academic journals including Past & Present, the Western Historical Quarterly and Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos.