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Stephen H. Sumida, Ph.D.

Professor of American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington

Stephen H. Sumida is Professor of American Ethnic Studies and Adjunct Professor of English at the University of Washington, where he teaches courses in American ethnic literature and Asian American literature, including drama and theater, as well as Hawai`i’s literatures. Dr. Sumida has also taught at Japanese universities and has lectured around the world. As an actor, he has played roles in Wakako Yamauchi’s And the Soul Shall Dance, Momoko Iko’s Gold Watch, Philip Gotanta’s Yankee Dawg You Die, the stage adaptation of Jamie Ford’s Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, and other Asian American plays.

Speaker Events

Friday, July 5

Poetic License? Nikkei Writers and the Representation of History [AUDIO]
Naomi Hirahara, Author
Joy Kogawa, Writer
Juliet S. Kono, Associate Professor, Leeward Community College
Stephen H. Sumida, Ph.D., Professor of American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington


Time: 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Redwood A & B
Topic: Speaking Up

Saturday, July 6

「私たちは戦争と結婚したのではない」:日系史における「戦争花嫁」 (We Didn't Marry the War: Stories of War Brides in Nikkei History) [AUDIO]
Junko Kondo
Michelle Lim
Kryselle Manzano
Mariko Sandico
Stephen H. Sumida, Ph.D., Professor of American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington
Mariko Takagi-Kitayama, Ph.D., Professor, Aichi Gakuin University
Wesley Ueunten, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University
Annia Yoshizumi


Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Metropolitan A
Topic: 日本語のセッション (Sessions in Japanese)