Ashley Johnson Bavery is a historian of United States immigration, race, and foreign policy. Her book, Bootlegged Aliens: Immigration Politics on America’s Northern Border (Penn 2020) won the First Book Award from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society for its examination of unauthorized immigration in Detroit before World War II. Her current book project explores early Muslim immigration to the American Midwest and draws on local archives, mosque records, and oral histories to understand how Syrians, Palestinians, Bosnians, and Albanians negotiated urban life and forged interethnic and interracial relationships in Chicago and Gary, Indiana. At EMU, she teaches courses on U.S. immigration, urban America, and the U.S. in the world. She also teaches history methods courses and the senior seminar, which she runs in partnership with the EMU Archives.