Theorizing Global Ancestral Groups

By DY16

On Thursday, October 31st, AAADS 122 will be hosting a guest lecture with Dr. Jane Yamashiro from 3:30 to 5:00 PM in 554 Barrows Hall.

This lecture is the third in a series of lectures that the course will be sponsoring this semester.  Students, staff, faculty, and community members at large are welcome to attend.   For additional information, please contact Professor Tsuchitani at

Dr. Jane H. Yamashiro is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Japanese Religions and Culture at the University of Southern California. She holds a B.A. from UC San Diego and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, all in Sociology. Her research and teaching interests include diaspora, race and ethnic relations, ethnic identity, social inequality, transnationalism, globalization, and international migration, especially in relation to Asia and Asian Americans. Her work has been published in journals such as Ethnic and Racial Studies; AAPI Nexus Journal: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Policy, Practice and Community; Sociology Compass; Migrations and Identities and CR: The New Centennial Review. She is completing a book manuscript tentatively titled Negotiating Global Constructions of Race and Ethnicity: Japanese American Transnational Identity Formation in Tokyo.