Inventing the Refugee: United States Activists and Refugee Policy, 1945–1965
Libby Garland teaches history at Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York, as well as at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Her current research looks at critical refugee studies, US immigration history, and American Jewish history.
Garland received her PhD from the University of Michigan. Her first book won both the American Jewish Historical Society’s Saul Viener Book Prize and the American Historical Association’s Dorothy Rosenberg Prize.
- After They Closed the Gates: Jewish Illegal Immigration to the United States, 1921–1965 (University of Chicago Press, 2014)