Peter Kwong, Urban Affairs and Planning
Peter Kwong (Ph.D. Columbia University) is Professor of Asian American Studies and Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College, as well as Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is best known for his work on Chinese Americans and on modern Chinese politics. Peter sits on the Board of Directors of several organizations: Downtown Community TV; Manhattan Neighborhood Network; International Center for Migration, Ethnicity and Citizenship; and The New Press, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of New York Foundation. He is the recipient of a CINE Golden Eagle Award for co-producing a PBS program on immigration, and a Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship from Hunter College.
His latest books are Chinese America: The Untold Story of America's Oldest New Community and Chinese Americans: An Immigrant Experience, co-authored with his wife, Chinese historian Dusanka Miscevic. His other books include Forbidden Workers: Chinese Illegal Immigrants and American Labor, The New Chinatown, and Chinatown, New York: Labor and Politics 1930-1950. Kwong is a regular contributor to The Nation.
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