Stephanie Dawn Hinnershitz, Dr.
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: History
 Office: RT 1308
 Phone: 216-523-7182
 Email: s.hinnershitz@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1308, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
American immigration history, Asian American history, political history
 
Education:
Ph.D., American History, University of Maryland-College Park, 2013
M.A., American History, Temple University, 2008
B.A., History, Lock Haven University, 2006
 
Brief Bio:
Stephanie Hinnershitz is an assistant professor of 20th-Century U.S. History with specialization in immigration and Asian American history. Her first book, Race, Religion, and Civil Rights: Asian Students on the West Coast, 1900-1968, was published by Rutgers University Press in 2015 and focused on the contribution of students from China, Japan, and the Philippines to civil rights activism on the West Coast.

Her second book, A Different Shade of Justice: Asian American Civil Rights in the South, was published by UNC Press in late 2017. This book uncovers the history of Asian Americans' legal battles for civil and human rights in the South from the late nineteenth century through the early 2000s.

Dr. Hinnershitz's third book project, Wages of War: Japanese American Incarceration and Prison Labor during World War II, is a labor history of the imprisonment of Japanese Americans under Executive Order 9066 (under contract with Penn Press).

She is currently working on manuscripts on networks of communication among Vietnamese in Paris, Vietnam, and the United States from the 1970s through the 1990s; the history of "crimes involving moral turpitude" in American immigration policy from the nineteenth through the twentieth century; and Cleveland's Chinatown.


Hinnershitz's work has also appeared in The Journal of Social History, The Journal of Southern History, Immigrants and Minorities, and the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. In 2015, Hinnershitz also published an online module with Bedford/St. Martin's on the Immigration Act of 1965. Hinnershitz has received support from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Science Research Council, the Library of Congress, and the Baker-Nord Center for Humanities (Case Western Reserve University) for her research. During the 2017-2018 academic year, she was on leave and served as the American History and Diversity Studies Fellow at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, where she edited a series of primary sources on immigrant service in the military and Executive Order 9066 as part of the
digital module "The West Point Guide to Immigration and Ethnicity."
 
Honors and Awards:
Silver Nautilus Book Award for "A Different Shade of Justice" for Journalism and Investigative Reporting
 
Teaching Areas:
20th-century U.S., immigration history, U.S. social history, political history, American imperialism
 
Professional Affiliations:
American Historical Association
American Academy of Religion
Organization of American Historians
Association for Asian American Studies
Immigration and Ethnic History Society