Adam Goodman

Associate professor of history and Latin American and Latino studies


Adam Goodman, UIC assistant professor of history and Latin Ameri

Adam Goodman, UIC associate professor of history and Latin American and Latino studies, Photo credit: Jennifer Boles

The status of refugees and immigrants in the United States and elsewhere has been a major topic of public concern in recent years.

Adam Goodman’s research covers the legal and moral ramifications of migration history and policy in-depth. His award-winning book, The Deportation Machine: America’s Long History of Expelling Immigrants, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History.  

Goodman is also a co-organizer of the #ImmigrationSyllabus project and a member of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation History Advisory Committee.  

Goodman’s work has appeared in the Journal of American History, The Nation, and The Washington Post. He has given interviews in both Spanish and English to Latino USA, Univisión, BBC Radio 4, CSPAN’s Book TV, Mexico’s Canal 22 and Backstory, among other programs and outlets. 

 Goodman can offer expertise in the following areas: 

  • Migration history and policy
  • Mexican-American history
  • Latino/a/x history
  • Border and borderlands history
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