Daniel Cseh is a Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher from Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary currently working with AAS Professor Ueunten. He is conducting research on the exclusion and incarceration of persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II for his PhD dissertation. He is a PhD student at the Modern and Contemporary World History Doctoral Program at ELTE. He also teaches courses on American History at both the Modern and Contemporary World History and at the American Studies Department at ELTE.
Juanita Tamayo Lott has lectured and written on demographic changes for 40 years for both public and scholarly audiences in the United States and abroad. In 2008, Mrs. Lott retired from the federal statistical system with service in the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Education Statistics, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and the Committee on National Statistics, National Academy of Sciences all in Washington, D.C.
AAS major, Vanessa Li, was recently awarded a AT&T Student Film Award for her co-direction of, Do Not Think For a Moment, featured at CAAMFest 2016. Do Not Think For a Moment, is a short experimental documentary that follows three Asian American queer women who share their experiences, frustrations and identity amid the backdrop of San Francisco’s Castro District and other neighborhoods. This film is co-directed by Vanessa Li, Vivian Wang and Adria Siu. This film was Li's final project in AAS 514: Community Arts Workshop.
Race and Resistance Studies and Asian American Studies are both co-sponsoring a book talk with author, Karen Ishizuka, who has recently written Serve the People-Making Asian America in the Long Sixties. Ishizuka conducted 120 interviews to piece together a vivid illustration of the Asian American Movement. Come by LIB 121 on April 4th from 12:30-2pm to hear about Karen ishizuka's new book.
Author/historian Erika Lee will discuss her new critically accliamed book "Making of Asian America". There will be a brief Q&A at the end of the session. Books will be on sale and light refreshments will be served.
Tony Robles author of two books, Lakas and the Manilatown Fish and Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel as well co-editor Poor Magazine will read from and talk about his new book Cool Don't live Here No More: A Letter to San Francisco.
Sponsored by the San Francisco Public Main Library and co-sponsored by the Asian American Studies Department at SFSU.
Asian American Studies welcomes new lecturers for Spring 2016.
They include the following new lecturers:
Simmy Makhijani, Ph.D., AAS 540 South Asians in the U.S.
Judy Tan, Ph.D., AAS 591 Asian American Community Health
Justin Woodard, M.A., Doctoral Candidate in Education, AAS 301 Asian American of Mixed Heritage
Consider making a year-end donation to the Asian American Studies Success Fund. This fund is used to support AAS students with a welcome orientation, educational programs and special gatherings with alumni through the year.