23 May 2019

A Japanese America Story: Resilience, Retention and Revitalization


英文学会では、Curtiss Takada Rooks氏を講師としてお招きし、講演会を開催します。事前の予約や参加費などは必要ありません。多くのみなさまのご参加をお待ちしています。

Dr. Curtiss Takada Rooks’s lecture will incorporate Japanese American history and experience through the personal lens of his wife’s family (She is a Sansei; third generation Japanese American), his family (an interracial “War Bride” family) and his family intersecting multiple communities within and outside of the Japanese American community. Ample time will be provided to interact with Dr. Rooks, so bring plenty of questions.

Dr. Rooks earned his B.A. in 1979 with a double major in Economics and Asian Studies (honors) from Dartmouth College. He received his M.A. in Public Policy from Trinity College in 1982 and his Ph.D. in Comparative Culture from the University of California, Irvine. In 1996, he was a University of California Regents Fellow. Prior to his appointment at LMU, Dr. Rooks was a tenured assistant professor in Asian American Studies at San Jose State University.

His research interests include applied community-based research focusing on cultural competency in community health and ethnic community development. Current projects include a cultural assessment of Japanese and African American senior care-giving needs and community partnerships in chronic disease needs assessment in the Samoan community. A second research trajectory focuses on Asian American multiracial identity and diversity.

Contact: Joseph V. Dias教授


  • Dr. Curtiss Takada Rooks

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