Assistant Professor of History
20th Century US, Migration, Race, Labor
Emily Pope-Obeda is a historian of late-19th and 20th century U.S. history. She received her PhD in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016. Before joining Lehigh’s faculty, Pope-Obeda was a lecturer in the History & Literature program at Harvard University and a postdoctoral fellow at the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University. Her research and teaching interests center around migration and migration control, race and ethnicity, and labor and working class history. She is currently working on her first book project, which focuses on American deportation practice in the 1920s.