FORA.tv Speaker - Valerie Matsumoto
Valerie Matsumoto is a professor of history and Asian American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Her teaching and research interests include Asian American history and art, United States twentieth-century history, women's history, and oral history. Matsumoto has been the guest editor of a special issue of Amerasia Journal on histories and historians in the making, and she is coeditor of Over the Edge: Remapping the American West.
In addition to her book, Farming the Home Place: A Japanese American Community in California, 1919-82, she has published articles on oral history fieldwork in the Japanese American community, Japanese American gender roles, and Nisei women of the 1930s. She is currently working on the topic of Japanese American youth culture during the Jazz Age and the Great Depression.
10.25.08 | 01:52:28 min
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