The author, who is the Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University, reflects on her personal and professional experiences as a queer Asian American in academia and speaks to the significance of Queer Ethnic Studies in advancing educational equity and effective higher education administration.
Redefining Higher Education: Reflections on Queer Ethnic Studies
Amy Sueyoshi is Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University, the first and longest standing college in the nation that houses the five departments of Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Latina/o Studies, and Race and Resistance Studies. She holds a PhD in history from University of California, Los Angeles, and a BA from Barnard College of Columbia University. Amy’s research interests lie primarily at the intersection of Asian American and Queer Studies. She has authored two books: Discriminating Sex: White Leisure and the Making of American “Oriental” and Queer Compulsions: Race, Nation, and Sexuality in the Intimate Life of Yone Noguchi. She is a founding co-curator of the GLBT History Museum, the first queer history museum in the United States, and the recipient of the Willie Walker Award for service to the GLBT Historical Society. In 2017, Amy was a Community Grand Marshal for San Francisco Pride.
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Amy Sueyoshi; Redefining Higher Education: Reflections on Queer Ethnic Studies. Ethnic Studies Review 1 October 2019; 42 (2): 225–231. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/esr.2019.42.2.225
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