Jackie Wu

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Jackie is a PhD student in History and a Dean’s Emerging Scholar in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Broadly interested in race and migration in the United States, her current work explores Chinese exclusion policies and immigration enforcement in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Prior to Yale, she earned a BA in History and BS in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. Her senior thesis, “The Chinese Labor Experiment: Contract Workers in the Northeastern United States, 1870-1880,” won Carnegie Mellon’s Dietrich Humanities Prize, the Pennsylvania Historical Association’s William A. Pencak Award, and the American Historical Association’s Raymond J. Cunningham Prize. She is further developing her undergraduate research on Pittsburgh’s Chinatown for public humanities projects.

During the 2023-24 academic year, she is a graduate affiliate of Timothy Dwight College, department representative in the Graduate Student Assembly, and co-president of the Andrews Society. She welcomes questions about the PhD program or anything else mentioned above.