About

carly-goodman-2019I am a historian of immigration, writer, and Visiting Assistant Professor at La Salle University, where I teach courses on U.S., global, immigration, and African history.

I am a co-editor at Made by History at the Washington Post, where I edit daily commentary and analysis from the nation’s leading historians. Pitch us at madebyhistory@washpost.com!

I earned my Ph.D. in history from Temple University in 2016. I am writing a book based on my dissertation, Global Game of Chance: The U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery, Transnational Migration, and Cultural Diplomacy in Africa, 1990-2016, which received Honorable Mention from the Oxford University Press USA Dissertation Prize in International History. It is a history of the Diversity Visa lottery’s legislation in the United States and operation in several African countries from the 1980s to the present.

I am working on a second book about the contemporary immigration restrictionist movement launched by John Tanton.

Contact me at carlygoodman at gmail.com

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