Linda Lam joins IDAAS as the new Community Engagement Coordinator. As the clinic coordinator at the John Marshall High School Health Center, Linda has experience with small grant writing, administering grants, and coordinating youth activity programs. She has experience creating and implementing popular education workshops on media literacy with Communities for Better Environment and Public Allies Los Angeles fellow. In addition to participating in the Los Angeles Summer Activist Training, Linda graduated magna cum laude from UCLA with degrees in Asian American Studies and Psychology.
Stop by IDAAS to say Hi. Her office is located at Lincoln 1119, Pomona. Her office hours are Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Professor Todd Honma (PZ) is our new tenure-track faculty in Asian American Studies. This year, he will be teaching courses such as first-year seminar, Filipina/o American Experiences, Asian American and Queer Zines, and Tattoos, Piercing and Body Adornment.
Congratulations to our graduating seniors:
- Anne Calef (PO) was awarded the Teach for America in Hawai’i Fellowship.
- Samuel Pang (PO) received a summer internship from a union organizing institute in Indianapolis.
- Pauline Wang (PO) received a job offer from Google Asia.
- Chelsea Kitazawa (PZ) is participating in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program.
Professor Karin Mak received a number of grants for the completion of her film project, “Red Dust” (Roy W. Dean Film Grant – Los Angeles; Emerging Crisis Oral History Research Fund; Labor and Employment Research Fund (LERF); Pacific Rim Mini-Grant).
Congratulations to Professor Joseph Jeon (English at Pomona) for his promotion to associate professor with tenure. Read the press release.
Congratulations to Professor Ming-Yuen Ma (Media Studies at Pitzer) for his promotion to full professor. Read the press release.
Fall 2012 course list, featuring ASAM 135 Filipin@ American Experiences and ASAM 179c Queering Asian America, is up. New ASAM 22 Asian American Wellness course added.
Prof. Kathy Yep was quoted in the Sacramento Bee and Colorlines about Jeremy Lin and Asian American basketball leagues.