Justin M. Broubalow

Justin M. Broubalow

Justin M. Broubalow

Graduate Lecturer

U.S. History: 20th century, policy history, foreign affairs, immigration, state development

Justin Broubalow is a Ph.D. candidate in history. He entered the program in 2016 and is a recipient of George Mason University's Presidential Scholarship.

His field of study is twentieth-century U.S. policy history with specializations in immigration, foreign affairs, and state development.

A former secondary school teacher, Broubalow is a graduate research assistant working on education projects at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. He works on projects that help train teachers to employ historical thinking in their classrooms, among others.

Broubalow is also graduate lecturer, teaching Introduction to World History.

Current Research

Broubalow's dissertation is entitled "Restriction and Cooperation: Border Enforcement and the Multilateral Moment of the American Immigration Regime, 1891-1941." It examines the United States' shift from participating in cooperative forms of migration control with foreign actors to a unilateral modality emphasizing national law, regulation, and security.

Selected Publications

"'Reflective of My Best Work': Scaffolding Inquiry-Based Learning in a Hybrid Graduate History Course," Arts and Humanities in Higher Education (March 2019) (Co-authored)

"The Johnson-Reed Act of May 24, 1924," We're History: America then for Americans now, May 24, 2018.

Grants and Fellowships

Summer Research Fellowship, Provost's Office, George Mason University (2019)

Presidential Scholar Summer Research Fellowship, Provost's Office, George Mason University (2017, 2018)

George Mason Universiity Presidential Scholarship (2016-Present)


Courses Taught

HIST-125 Introduction to World History


M.A. History - George Mason University (2016)

M.A.T. Secondary Education - The College of New Jersey  (2010)

B.A. History - American University (2009)

Recent Presentations

"Territory without Territoriality: The Problem of American Interwar Immigration Law Enforcement in the U.S. Virgin Islands," Annual Meeting of the American Society for Legal History, Houston, Texas, November 9, 2018.