Michael Menor Salgarolo (he/him) is a Faculty Fellow in the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis at NYU. He holds a PhD in History from NYU and a B.A. in History from George Washington University. His research is centered on questions of race, migration, and empire in Asian America. His dissertation, “Transimperial Histories and Racial Formations in Filipino Louisiana, 1860-1949,” received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and the NYU University-Wide Dissertation Award, and is currently being adapted into a book manuscript. His research has been published in The Journal of Southern History, Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice, and The SAGE Encyclopedia of Filipina/x/o American Studies and has been supported by the NYU Center for the Humanities, the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University, the Bentley Library at the University of Michigan, and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.
Dr. Salgarolo contributed a chapter on the Filipino settlement at St. Malo, Louisiana to Hidden Voices: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States, a curriculum guide for the New York City Department of Education, and runs Blood and Water, an immersive walking tour that retells the stories of Brooklyn’s early Filipino communities. His research has been featured in the Huffington Post, CNN, and Inverse.