Emily Lawsin

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Lecturer in Women's Studies, Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies,and American Culture

Program in American Culture 3700 Haven Hall 505 S. State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045

Office Location(s): 3700 Haven Hall-Room 3640
Phone: 734.615.8868
Fax: 734.936.1967
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Facutly: Department of American Culture (AC), Asian/Pacific Islander American (A/PIA) Studies
    • Faculty: Department of Women's Studies
  • Fields of Study
    • Filipina/o American history, literature, and communities
    • oral history, public history, creative writing, spoken word performance poetry, Asian American Studies, community service-learning, pinay power pedagogy, ethnic studies online composition.
  • About

    Emily P. Lawsin, Lecturer II in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies, American Culture and Women's Studies, 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, Detroit Summer, 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, newspapers, 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