Selected Publications

“Getting ‘Angry with Honest People’: The Illicit Economy in Immigrant Documents in Cape Town,co-authored with Robert McLaughlin, Mark Shaw, Matthew Skade, and Gahlia Brogneri, Migration Studies (March 2017).

"Don’t send your sick here to be treated, our own people need it more’: Immigrants’ Access to Healthcare in South Africa,” International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care (2017).

"Please GO HOME and BUILD Africa’: Criminalising Immigrants in South Africa,” co-authored with Mark Shaw, Journal of Southern African Affairs, Journal of Southern African Studies, (September 2016).

“The Vulnerability of Immigrants in Research: Enhancing Protocol Development and Ethics Review,” Journal of Academic Ethics, co-authored with Robert H. McLaughlin, (January 2015).

Buenos y malos extranjeros: La formación de clases como perspectiva ante las admisiones y exclusiones en la política migratoria de Estados Unidos en el siglo XX,” Historia Mexicana, (abril-junio 2014).

“Profit, Privilege, and the Promise of Mexico: The Making of Carlos Slim Helú and Family,” Palestinian, Lebanese and Syrian Communities in the World: Theoretical Frameworks and Empirical Studies, edited by Trevor Batrouney, Tobias Boos, Anton Escher, Paul Tabar. Heidelberg, Germany: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2014.

“From Tío Mustafa to Auntie Rana: Journeys to Mexico, the U.S., and Lebanon,” Ethnic Historians and the Mainstream: Shaping America’s Immigration Story, edited by Alan Kraut and David A. Gerber, Rutgers University Press, 2013.

“From Baisanos to Billionaires: Locating Arabs in Mexico,” Between the Middle East and the Americas: The Cultural Politics of Diaspora, edited by Evelyn Al Sultany and Ella Shohat. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013.

“When Pernicious Foreigners Become Citizens: Naturalization in Early Twentieth-Century Mexico,” Journal of Politics and Law, (March 2013).

“Arab ‘Amirka’: Exploring Arab Diasporas in Mexico and the United States,” Comparative Studies of South Asia and the Middle East, (2011).

“Immigration and Techniques of Governance in Mexico and the United States: Recalibrating National Narratives through Comparative Immigration Histories,” co-authored with Robert H. McLaughlin, Law and History Review, (May 2011).

Chang ET, Yang J, Alfaro-Velcamp, T, So SKS, Glaser SL, Gomez SL, “Disparities in liver incidence   by nativity and acculturation in California Hispanics and Asians,” Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, (December 2010).

Keegan THM, John EM, Fish K, Alfaro-Velcamp T, Clarke CA, Gomez SL, “Breast Cancer Incidence Patterns Among California Hispanic Women,” Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, (May 2010).

“La Recepción Ambivalente: Los Inmigrantes del Medio Oriente en la Laguna en México Durante los siglos XIX y XX,” Xenofobia y Xenofilia en la Historia de México, siglos XIX y XX. Homenaje a Moisés González Navarro. Mexico City, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, al Instituto Nacional de Migración y a DGE Ediciones, 2006.

“La etnicidad árabe y judía en la filmografía mexicana,” in Árabes y judíos en América Latina. Historia, representaciones y desafíos, compiled by Ignacio Klich. Buenos Aires, Argentina:  Siglo XXI, 2006.

“‘Reelizing’ Arab and Jewish Ethnicity in Mexican Film,” The Americas (October 2006).

“Immigrant Positioning in Twentieth-Century Mexico:  Middle Easterners, Foreign Citizens, and Multiculturalism,” Hispanic American Historical Review, (February 2006).

“Mexican Muslims in the Twentieth Century: Challenging Stereotypes and Negotiating Space,” Muslims in the West:  Sojourners to Citizens, edited by Yvonne Haddad. New York:  Oxford University Press, 2002.

“The Historiography of Arab Immigration to Argentina:  The Intersection between the Real and Imaginary Argentina.”  Immigrants and Minorities (March/July 1997).