Emily Lawsin

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Lecturer IV

Dept. of Women's Studies, 1122 Lane Hall, 240 S. State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1290

Office Hours: ON LEAVE Winter 2015
Phone: 734.763.2047
Fax: 734.647.4943
see also, Department of Women's Studies Website

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Faculty: Department of Women's Studies
    • Faculty: Department of American Culture
  • Fields of Study
    • Asian American studies, Filipina/o American history literature & communities, community service-learning, Asian American activism
  • About

    Emily P. Lawsin, Lecturer IV in Women's 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.

  • Education
    • M.A. in Asian American Studies (Terminal Degree), University of California, Los Angeles, 2000
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • - Pinay power pedagogy, race, gender, class and cultural discourse in American media
      - Filipina/o American oral history, public history
      - creative writing & spoken-word performance poetry
      - short fiction writing
      - ethnic studies online composition