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LECTURER. The Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington invites applications for a non-tenure full-time lecturer in Tagalog, starting Autumn Quarter 2020. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. This position holds a 9 month service period and is active September 16 through June 15.   Applicants should have at least a B.A. degree, or foreign equivalent, in Tagalog, language pedagogy, applied linguistics, or a... Read more
New Poverty Politics for Changing Times: What Emerging Nationalist Populisms Mean for Poverty and Inequality Dr. LaShawnDa Pittman was interviewed on the Relational Poverty Network podcast -- a series of timely conversations between poverty scholars, activists, and educators focused on questions of inequality and impoverishment.... Read more
AES Professor Emeritus Erasmo Gamboa contributed to the article by Feliks Banel.  Dr. Gamboa served as Project Historian on a year-long survey of historic places Seattle and King County conducted by consultants... Read more
A controversial new reissue of No-No Boy, a classic Japanese American novel set in postwar Seattle, made national news, thanks to a social media campaign by UW Prof. Shawn Wong. AES's Vince Schleitwiler relates the book's history in an article in the... Read more
Daily Labors: Marketing Identity and Bodies on a New York City Street Corner
Daily Labors:  Marketing Identity and Bodies on a New York City Street Corner On street corners throughout the country, men stand or sit together patiently while they wait for someone looking to hire un buen trabajador (a good worker). These day laborers are visible symbols of the changing nature of work—and the demographics of workers—in the United States.  Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky spent nearly three years... Read more
Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University
A new book by filmmaker and journalist Frank Abe, with contributions from UW's own Stephen Sumida and Shawn Wong, includes rediscovered work and critical perspectives on John Okada, author of the classic novel No-No Boy. AES's Vince Schleitwiler examined the book in a recent article for the ... Read more
As the film Crazy Rich Asians makes waves at the box office, AES's Vince Schleitwiler takes a look at the long, radical history of Asian American film and media, in an article for the International Examiner.  ... Read more
A new public sculpture, commissioned from local artists Cheryll Leo-Gwinn and Stewart Wong for an Albuquerque courthouse, will recognize Chinese American civil rights struggles in the US West. AES's Vince Schleitwiler discussed the sculpture and history in a recent article for the... Read more
A new interactive web-based guide introduces visitors to Vashon Island to local Japanese American history. AES's Vince Schleitwiler was part of a team of researchers and writers who contributed to the site, a project of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation.