MOR Fellowship: Background

The program honors Margo Okazawa-Rey’s outstanding work towards social justice. Okazawa-Rey is among the first generation of mixed-race children born to a Japanese “war bride” and an African-American soldier. With an Ed.D. in education from Harvard University, she currently is a professor in the School of Human and Organizational Development at the Fielding Graduate University and a professor emerita at San Francisco State University. Her work examines the connections between militarism, economic globalization and impacts on women of color. She is the author of “Amerasian Children of GI Town: A Legacy of US Militarism in South Korea,” and, with Gwyn Kirk, co-editor of Women’s Lives: Multicultural Perspectives (5th ed., 2009). Her latest publication, Activist Scholarship: Antiracism, Feminism, and Social Change , is co-edited with Julia Sudbury. In 2006, Okazawa-Rey was the Scholar/Practitioner-in-Residence in the Intercollegiate Department of Women Studies at the Claremont Colleges.