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Surface Mail: 505 S. State Street | 3722 Haven HallAnn Arbor MI 48109-1045
Office Location(s): 3651 Haven Hall
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM, and By Appointment
see also, Department of Women's Studies Website
Emily P. Lawsin is a second-generation Pinay originally from “She-attle”, Washington. She teaches Filipino American history and literature, Asian Pacific American Women, Oral History Methods, and Community Service-Learning courses in the Program in American Culture Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies and the Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. She joined the U-M faculty in 2000. From 1994-2000, she taught Asian American Studies 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 (FANHS) and volunteers with Detroit Summer, the Detroit Chinatown Revitalization Committee, Detroit Asian Youth Project, Paaralang Pilipino Cultural School, Filipino Youth Initiative, Asian American Center for Justice, and the Japanese American History Project of Michigan. She is the co-author, with Joseph Galura, of 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, and writers have been published in numerous journals, newspapers, and anthologies. An oral historian and spoken word performance poet, she is a member of Ma’arte Tribe Artists Collective, and has performed on radio and stage throughout the United States and Manila.
3700 Haven Hall
Ann Arbor, MI