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  • Contributors

Yen Le Espiritu is a professor in the ethnic studies department at the University of California, San Diego. Her most recent book is Asian American Women and Men: Labor, Laws, and Love (1997). Her current research explores the lives of second-generation Filipina/o and Vietnamese Americans.

Dorothy Fujita Rony is an assistant professor of Asian American studies at the University of California, Irvine. In addition to her current research on Filipina/o American and Chicano/a agricultural laborers, she is presently completing a book project on the Filipina/o American community in Seattle prior to World War II.

Alice Y. Hom is a Ph.D. candidate in the history department at Claremont Graduate University, and is completing her dissertation on community-building and organizing by lesbians of color in Los Angeles and New York. She is co-editor of Q & A: Queer in Asian America and is a board member of the Lesbian and Gay Community Fund of the Liberty Hill Foundation.

Nazli Kibria is assistant professor of sociology at Boston University. Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of globalization, immigration, family, and race relations. She is currently completing a book manuscript on identity processes among second-generation Chinese and Korean Americans. [End Page 366]

Rebecca Chiyoko King is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of San Francisco. Her current research is on the use of racial eligibility rules in Japanese American beauty pageants and basketball leagues.

Scott Kurashige is a graduate of the M.A. program in Asian American studies at UCLA, and is completing his Ph.D. in history at UCLA in spring 2000. His research focuses on U.S. urban history, comparative race and ethnicity, and social movements.

Carolyn Leung is an M.A. student in the urban planning department at UCLA, concentrating in social policy and analysis. She is interested in issues related to the racialization of Asian Americans in immigration policy and education reform, institutional capacity-building, non-profit development and philanthropy for Asian American communities. She is also an education consultant with the National Coalition of Advocates for Students for the National Asian Family/School Partnership Project.

George Lipsitz is professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, San Diego, and the author of The Possessive Investment in Whiteness, Dangerous Crossroads, Time Passages, Rainbow at Midnight, The Sidewalks of St. Louis, and A Life in the Struggle: Ivory Perry and the Culture of Opposition.

Eric Estuar Reyes is a Ph.D. candidate in American civilization at Brown University. Before graduate studies, he worked for several years in API HIV/AIDS work particularly with APAIT in Los Angeles.

Steven Ropp is a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at UCLA. His previous research includes multiracial Japanese Americans and Chinese ethnic conflict in Belize, Central America. His current work focuses on ethnic and national identities among Japanese Peruvians. [End Page 367]



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