Christen Sasaki 佐々木露子, PhD

Assistant Professor, Asian American Studies Department

Office: EP 418
Phone: 415-405-3433

2014   Year of first appointment in Asian American Studies


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

Transnational U.S. History, Asian American History, Politics of Race and Empire, Japanese American History

Courses Taught

210 History of Asians in the United States

330 Nikkei in the United States

810 Asian American History

Current Campus Service

Online Education Committee (2017-2018)

Constitution Day Committee

COES Scholarship Committee

Exceptional Assigned Time Awards Committee (2016 - 2017)

MA Coordinators & MA Admissions & Planning Committee

Honors, Awards, and Grants

SFSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Small grant

SFSU Presidential Award for Professional Development and Probationary Faculty
UCLA Department of History Dissertation Writing Fellowship
UCLA Asian American Studies Center, Aratani Fellowship
UCLA International Institute, Hiroshi Wagatsuma Fellowship
UCLA Department of History, Laura Kinsey Distinguished Teaching Award
UCLA Center for Japanese Studies, Kawahara Award

Selected Publications

“How the Portuguese Became White: The Racial Politics of Pre-Annexation Hawai’i” in Pacific America: Histories of Transoceanic Crossings, ed. Lon Kurashige. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2017. 
 "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
 "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.

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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