Connie Thomas is a History PhD candidate at Queen Mary, University of London. She forms part of the Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Programme on ÔMobile PeopleÕ, which seeks to better understand transversal mobility through an interdisciplinary lens. Her research focuses on immigration policy in the United States during the founding era. It explores the relationship between regional migration politics and the development of federal policy, drawing particular attention to the ideas of citizenship, partisanship, and constitutionalism.
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“Born in the USA”: Birtherism and the US Presidency
Following the Democratic Party’s nomination of Senator Kamala Harris as their Vice-Presidential candidate in the 2020 election, President Donald Trump claimed in a White House briefing, “I heard it today […]