Amy Sueyoshi Awarded Residency at University of Ryukyus

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ATLANTA — Amy Sueyoshi, associate dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University, was awarded the 2014 OAH/JAAS Japan Residency at the University of the Ryukyus in Asian American history and history of sexuality, at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians (OAH) on April 12.

Amy Sueyoshi (Photo by Mia Nakano/Visibility Project)

Amy Sueyoshi (Photo by Mia Nakano/Visibility Project)

Sueyoshi is a historian by training, specializing in sexuality,gender, and race. She holds a B.A. from Barnard College and a Ph.D. from UCLA. She is the author of “Queer Compulsions: Race, Nation, and Sexuality in the Affairs of Yone Noguchi” (2012).

The award was presented by OAH President Alan M. Kraut and OAH President-Elect Patricia Limerick.

The OAH and the Japanese Association for American Studies (JAAS), with the support of the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, select two U.S. historians to spend two weeks at Japanese universities giving lectures and seminars, advising students and researchers interested in the American past, and joining in the collegiality of the host institution. It is part of an exchange program that also brings Japanese graduate students who are studying in the U.S. to the OAH annual meeting.

Founded in 1907, the OAH is the largest learned society and professional organization dedicated to the teaching and study of the American past. It promotes excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and encourages wide discussion of historical questions and equitable treatment of all practitioners of history. Members in the U.S. and abroad include college and university professors, students, precollegiate teachers, archivists,
museum curators, and other public historians employed in government and the private sector.

For more information about the OAH/JAAS Japan Residency Program, visit the OAH online at www.oah.org/programs/residencies/japan/.

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