Associate Professor and
Director of Asian American Studies
Larry Hajime Shinagawa is an Associate Professor of American Studies and the Director of the Asian American Studies Program. For the past 30 years, he has been involved in the fields of sociology, American Studies, multicultural education, ethnic studies, and Asian American Studies. Prior to coming to the University of Maryland, he was the Director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity and Associate Professor of the Sociology Department of Ithaca College. As the Center Director, he was responsible for the development of academic programs in African New World Studies, Asian American Studies, Latino Studies, Native American Studies, and Comparative American and Ethnic Studies at Ithaca College. His research areas are in the social demography of racial groups in the U.S., intermarriage, multiracial identity, and Asian American culture and community. His public policy studies and research for national civil rights and Asian American advocacy organizations has led to improvements in health care, redistricting, census counts, and reforms in police practices. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Ethnic Studies and participates as a board member for other national and regional non-profit community-based organizations and research organizations. He has one book forthcoming, From Where I Stand: Readings in Multicultural America, and another to be published by Cornell University Press, Asian American Intermarriage and the Social Construction of Love. Most recently he received the Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (ANAPISI) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education ($2.4 million). Shinagawa received his Ph. D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a B.A. in Sociology and a B. A. in Ethnic Studies.
Ph.D. Sociology (University of California, Berkeley, 1994)
M.A. Sociology (University of California, Berkeley)
B.A. Ethnic Studies
Intro to Asian American Studies (AAST200, undergraduate)
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