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My first book-length monograph, currently under review, tentatively entitled, Immigration, Left and Right: The Moral and Political Project of Whiteness, examines a policy issue that has been at the heart of U.S. politics for centuries—that of immigration. I offer an innovative and fresh approach to understanding immigration attitudes in the U.S. by looking at it through the lens of morality and whiteness and argue that party identification is tied to the moral narrative about immigration. I further argue that immigration attitudes cannot be understood without an examination of their relationship to whiteness. Ultimately, my question asks under what conditions do whites choose reproduce whiteness and/or repudiate it and does political partisanship mediate their moral choices?