Joni Christel

Joni Christel

PhD Student
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Areas of research:  Nineteenth Century United States Immigration Legislation, Asian Immigration, and Gender Studies.

Joni's dissertation, " The Other “Chinese Question”: Local California Newspapers’ Influence on the Page Act to Restrict Immigration Based on Gender, 1850-1875", studies 19th century California communities and their corresponding newspapers, which perpetuated a desire to restrict Chinese females from entering the United States.

Advisor: Dr. Carl Bon Tempo