2008 National Conference » Speakers

Nancy Taniguchi

Professor of History, California State University, Stanislaus

Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in nearby Virginia, Nancy Taniguchi left the East for college at the University of Arizona in 1965 and never looked back. After several years overseas, she moved to her husband’s natal state of Utah and earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in U.S. History at the University of Utah. Her Utah research resulted in two books, Necessary Fraud: Progressive Reform and Utah Coal (1996) and Castle Valley, America: Hard Land, Hard-Won Home (2004), which won the Best Book of the Year from the Utah State Historical Society in 2005 and a National Award of Merit from the American Association of State and Local History in 2006. Now a resident in California, she has published on California topics, including women in the California Gold Rush; Okies; Jedediah Smith and the fur trade, and is currently preparing a manuscript on the San Francisco Vigilance Committee of 1856.

"Japanese Americans in Utah," an article written by this presenter, is available on-line.

Speaker Events

Saturday, July 5

Enduring Communities: An Overview of Japanese Americans in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah
Arthur Hansen, Professor Emeritus of History and Asian American Studies, California State University, Fullerton
Karen Leong, Director, Asian Pacific American Studies, Arizona State University
Daryl Maeda, Assistant Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder
Andy Russell, History Instructor, Central New Mexico Community College
Nancy Taniguchi, Professor of History, California State University, Stanislaus
Thomas Walls, Chief of Staff, Oklahoma State Senate
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Location: Capitol 2 & 3, 4th Floor
Topic: Basic Introduction