2/11 – Nisei Girls in Pre-War Little Tokyo

Feb. 11 — Valerie J. Matsumoto, UCLA History, speaks as part of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center Breaking Grounds Speaker Series from 12 – 1:30 p.m., 3232 Campbell Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095.

Professor Matsumoto will be discussing Nisei girls and young women in Los Angeles and their involvement in Nisei literary networks and other cultural activities in pre-war Little Tokyo.

Professor Matsumoto teaches Asian American Studies and History. She was the first Asian American woman to attain tenure in the UCLA History Department. She has written Farming the Home Place: A Japanese American Community in California, 1919-1982 and co-edited Over the Edge: Remapping the American West.

Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, History, English, Women’s Studies Program, Asian American Studies Department , Asian American and Pacific Island Studies Undergraduate Association, Asian American Studies Graduate Students Association