Christen Sasaki 佐々木露子, PhD

Assistant Professor, Asian American Studies Department

Office: EP 418
Phone: 415-405-3433
Email: ctsasaki@sfsu.edu

2014   Year of first appointment in Asian American Studies

Education

PhD     University of California, Los Angeles, History
MA  University of California, Los Angeles, Asian American Studies
BA      Claremont McKenna College, Asian Studies and English Literature

Research Interests

Japanese American History,  19th century U.S. History, Asian Americans and U.S. Empire,  Oral History.

Courses Taught

210 History of Asians in the United States

330 Nikkei in the United States

810 Seminar: Asian American Immigration

Current Campus Service

COES Scholarship Committee

Exceptional Assigned Time Awards Committee (2016 - 2017)

MA Coordinators & MA Admissions & Planning Committee

Scholarship Committee

Honors, Awards, and Grants

2010-11
UCLA Department of History Dissertation Writing Fellowship
2009-10/2003-04
UCLA Asian American Studies Center, Aratani Fellowship
2009-10
UCLA International Institute, Hiroshi Wagatsuma Fellowship
2008-09
UCLA Department of History, Laura Kinsey Distinguished Teaching Award
2007-08
UCLA Center for Japanese Studies, Kawahara Award

Selected Publications

2017
Forthcoming. “How the Portuguese Became White: The Racial Politics of Pre-Annexation Hawai’i” in Pacific America: Empires, Migrations, Exchanges. Ed. Madeline Hsu, Lon Kurashige, and Yujin Yaguchi. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press. 
 
2016
 "Threads of Empire: Militourism and the Aloha Wear Industry in Hawai'i." American Quarterly 68.3 (2016): 643-667.
 
co-edited with Jonathan Lee, Asian American History: Primary Documents of the Asian American Experience, Cognella, 2016
 
2015
 "Voices from the Canefields: Folksongs from Japanese Immigrant Workers in Hawai'i by Franklin Odo (book review)." Hawaiian Journal of History 49.1 (2015): 216-217.
 

2011
and de Guzman, John-Paul R., Alfred Peredo Flores, Kristopher Kaupalolo, Kehaulani Vaughn, and Joyce Pualani Warren. “The Possibilities for Pacific Islander Studies in the Continental United States.” Transoceanic Flows: Pacific Islander Interventions across the American Empire. Spec. issue of Amerasia 37.3 (2011): 149-161.

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