Lecturer IV, American Culture/Women's and Gender Studies
Emily P. Lawsin, Lecturer IV in Women's and Gender Studies and American Culture, is originally from "She-attle", Washington. She joined the U-M faculty in 2000, after teaching Asian American Studies for six years at California State University, Northridge, where she won awards for her dedication to students. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Filipino American National Historical Society and volunteers with the Detroit Asian Youth Project, Paaralang Pilipino Cultural School, and the Japanese American History Project of Michigan. She co-authored, with Joseph Galura, Filipino Women in Detroit, 1945-1955: Oral Histories from the Filipino American Oral History Project of Michigan. Her poetry and essays on war brides, students, pedagogy, and writers have been published in numerous journals and anthologies. An oral historian and spoken word performance poet, she has performed on radio and stage throughout the United States and Manila.
Field(s) of Study
- Filipina/o American history, literature, and communities, oral history, public history, creative writing, spoken word performance poetry, Asian-American studies, activism and community service-learning.
- Secondary Fields of Study: Pinay power pedagogy, race, gender, class and cultural discourse in American media, short fiction writing, ethnic studies online composition.