Beth Lew-Williams is an associate professor of history and the Philip and Beulah Rollins Bicentennial Preceptor at Princeton. She is a historian of race and migration in the United States, specializing in Asian American history. Her book, “The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion, and the Making of the Alien in America,” won the Ray Allen Billington Prize and the Ellis W. Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians, and the Vincent P. DeSantis Book Prize from the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and her doctorate in history from Stanford. She has held fellowships from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies.