Writing Westward Podcast Episode 054
(University of North Carolina Press & University of British Columbia Press, 2023)
Andrea Geiger is professor emerita of history from Simon Frasier University in British Columbia. With an international childhood spent in Japan, the Netherlands, India, and elsewhere, she had a successful first career as an attorney, culminating with a position representing the Confederated Tribes of the Coleville Reservation in NE Washington State. Inspired by her upbringing, she then earned a PhD in history from UW. Her first book, Subverting Exclusion Transpacific Encounters with Race, Caste, and Borders, 1885-1928 (Yale University Press, 2011). Today we talk about her recent and second book, Converging Empires: Citizens and Subjects in the North Pacific Borderlands, 1867-1945 (University of North Carolina Press, 2023).
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- Host and Producer Brenden W. Rensink is Associate Director of the Redd Center, an Associate Professor of History at BYU, General Editor of the Intermountain Histories project, and author of the 2018 book Native but Foreign: Indigenous Immigrants and Refugees in the North American Borderlands.
- Podcast Music was written and recorded by local Provo composer by Micah Dahl Anderson.
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