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Dominique Daniel

Research and Publications in History

I have taught and researched American and Canadian history since the 1990s. In France, I was Professor of North American Studies at the University of Tours. After moving to the United States in 2006 I was an adjunct professor at Wayne State University and the University of Windsor.

Here are some highlights of my past experience.

Research interests

History of immigration, citizenship and multiculturalism in the United States and Canada, especially tthe politics of immigration and citizenship.


Selected publications


Book cover, L'immigration aux Etats-Unis de 1607 à nos jours

L'immigration aux Etats-Unis de 1607 à nos jours. Paris: Ellipses, 1998. (with Benedicte Deschamps)
A documentary history of immigration in the United States.


Book cover, L'immigration aux Etats-Unis, 1965-1995 : Le poids de la réunification familialeL'immigration aux Etats-Unis, 1965-1995 : Le poids de la réunification familiale. Paris: L'Harmattan, 1996.
This books tells the history of the passage of the 1965 immigration reform bill that abolished national origins quotas and set up family reunification as the priority of U.S. immigration policy. It then analyzes family reunification patterns among new immigrants in 1965-1995 and discusses the resulting political challenges to this policy, culminating in the adoption of a new act in 1990. The focus is on the interaction between legislative action and social phenomena.


Book chapters

L'enjeu mondial: les migrations, Book cover"Bilan de l'Intégration des immigrants aux Etats-Unis." in L'enjeu Mondial 2008 : Migrations, ed. Christophe Jaffrelot. Paris: Presses de Sciences Po, 2009.


Book Cover, Le Québec comparé"La politique d'immigration québécoise : quelle spécificité ?" In Le Québec comparé, ed. Jean Crête. Québec: Presses de l'Université Laval, 2006. p. 43-70.


Book Cover, Federalism, Citizenship, Collective Identities in U.S. History"Automatic Birthright Citizenship: Who is an American?" In Federalism, Citizenship, Collective Identities in U.S. History, Proceedings of the Roosevelt Study Center Conference on Federalism, April 1999, ed. C. Van Minnen, 245-267. Amsterdam: European Contributions to American Studies, V.U. University Press, 2000. p. 245-267.



Cover of July-Sept. 2007 issue of Matériaux"Que pouvez-vous faire pour votre pays? La loi d'immigration de 1965 et la révolution des droits civiques." Matériaux pour l'Histoire de Notre Temps 87 (July -Sept. 2007): 45-54.


Cover, American Journal of Canadian Studies"The Debate on Family Reunification and Canada's 1976 Immigration Act." American Review of Canadian Studies (Winter 2005): 683-704.


Hommes et Migrations Magazine cover"Intérêts économiques et réunification familiale: Les objectifs de la politique d'immigration canadienne." Hommes et Migrations No. 1236 (March-April 2002): 59-69.


Encyclopedia entries

Book Cover, Immigration in America Today: An Encyclopedia"Jus Soli" and "Family Reunification." In Immigration in America Today: An Encyclopedia, ed. James Loucky and Jeanne Armstrong. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2006.


Book Cover, Encyclopedia of American Immigration"Increase in Immigrants from the Developing World." In Encyclopedia of American Immigration, ed. James Ciment. Armonk, N.Y.: M. E. Sharpe, 2000.



Grants and Honors

Visiting Fellow, University of Windsor (2003-2004)

Research grant of the University of Canada (May 2000)

North American Studies Association (France), Best Doctoral Dissertation award (1994)

Fullbright Fellowship, University of Southern California (1989-1990)


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