Kelly Condit-Shrestha, Ph.D. is a transnational U.S. historian of migration, childhood, adoption, race, and Asian American studies. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of History at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she has also held postdoctoral positions at the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change (ICGC) and Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) Her work has been featured in zeitgeschichte, Adoption & Culture, Youth Circulations, and U.S. History Scene. Her most recent publication is the chapter contribution, “Archives, Adoption Records, and Owning Historical Memory,” in the edited volume, Children and Youth as Subjects, Objects, Agents: Innovative Approaches to Research Across Space and Time. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). She is currently working on a book manuscript, tentatively titled Adoption and American Empire: Migration, Race-Making, and the Child, 1845-1988.
Dr. Condit-Shrestha has taught courses in U.S. and world histories, grounded in the themes of (im)migration, childhood and youth, race and ethnicity, Asian American studies, British and European empire, and East Asian history at the University of Minnesota, Stony Brook University, and Tufts University. She also serves as a Founding Board Member for the Edina Asian American Alliance (EAAA). As evidenced through her research, teaching, and service, Dr. Condit-Shrestha is deeply invested in social justice at all levels of her work and inquiry.
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