Earlier this month, David-James Gonzales interviewed Natalia Molina about her work and her new book, How Race is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts.

New Books in History is part of the New Books Network, a collection of podcasts hosted by the Amherst College Library dedicated to public discourse and the discussion of new books by their authors.


Listen to the full interview on the New Books Network’s website, which also features David-James’ full review of the book.

Natalia Molina is Associate Dean for Faculty Equity, Division of Arts and Humanities and Associate Professor of History and Urban Studies at the University of California, San Diego and author of Fit to Be Citizens?: Public Health and Race in Los Angeles, 1879-1940 (UC Press, 2006)