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Currently, I am the President of De Anza's Academic Senate and the Basic Skills Initiative (BSI) Faculty Coordinator and co-chair of DARE Task Force.
In Winter 2012, I will be co-teaching an IMPACT AAPI LART 211 (Reading instructor: Veronica Avila). My office hours are Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30-11:30, and by appointment.
I teach English, Women's Studies, and Asian American Studies at De Anza College.
See my Class
List in the menu on the left side of this
page for courses that I have taught here.
I am an avid supporter of ¡LEAD!, IMPACT AAPI, Sankofa, First Year Experience, Puente, and other student support programs at De Anza. I occasionally teach EWRT classes that support IMPACT AAPI, ¡LEAD! and Sankofa.A
little about my educational background: I completed my Ph.D.
and M.A. in English at U.C. Santa Barbara (my dissertation was about
Asian American literature and the construction of community
identities), and I also have a B.S. degree from the University of
Southern California. Prior to coming to De Anza, I was an
assistant professor of English and Asian American Studies at the
University of Connecticut, Storrs.
teaching/community interests: literature, prose writing, and films
about contemporary culture, especially around issues of race,
ethnicity, class, and gender; food (eating, cooking, and writings about
food culture and politics); encouraging students to learn more about
and become more engaged in the world around them from De Anza to
This page is continuously under construction, so please be
patient and contact me if you have any questions about my courses and
work at De Anza! My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org,
and my phone is (408) 864-5763.