Lisa Hirai Tsuchitani

Lisa Hirai Tsuchitani
Email: lhtsuchitani@berkeley.edu
Office Hours: Thursdays, 1 – 2 PM, and by Appointment in 524 Barrows Hall

Lisa Hirai Tsuchitani (PhD, UC Berkeley Social and Cultural Studies in Education) teaches AAS 122: “Japanese American Historical and Contemporary Issues.” Upon graduating from the East Asian Studies and Asian American Studies Programs at Berkeley, Dr. Tsuchitani continued her interests in understanding, documenting, and transforming relations of race, ethnicity, class, and gender within the realm of public education at the School of Education on campus. Her academic service has included work with the Staff Affirmative Action Department, the Institute for the Study of Social Change, the Center for the Teaching and Study of American Cultures, the Student Learning Center, and the UC Office of the President. She also has worked closely with a variety of Bay Area Asian American nonprofit organizations, foundations, and schools, including the National Japanese American Historical Society, the San Francisco Foundation, and the Cupertino Union School District. She is honored to be teaching the course that initially inspired her to pursue a career in Asian American Studies.