An interdisciplinary department engaged in research, teaching, and community work related to American history, society, and culture. The faculty has particular strength in critical studies of the United States’ relationship with Asia and the Pacific; race, gender, sexuality; social movements; and public humanities. The department is particularly proud of the dynamic intellectual life and the collegial teamwork among faculty. Offers BA, MA, and PhD.
The largest oldest and largest professional organization devoted to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history.
The quarterly journal of the American Studies Association. Publishes cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholarship on the history, society, culture, and the arts of “Americas” broadly defined. Beginning July 2014, the editorial office of the journal will be housed at the University of Hawai‘i, and I will be serving as the Editor for a five-year term.
The world’s largest university press dating back to 1478—and the publisher of Embracing the East: White Women and American Orientalism.
The publisher most known for books in the social sciences and the humanities. The press has been a pioneer in developing a very strong line in Asian American Studies, of which Musicians from a Different Shore: Asians and Asian Americans in Classical Music is part.
Piano trio of Korean-born sisters who are expanding the horizons of chamber music through both traditional classical repertoire and new music by contemporary composers.
Composer and violist with an original voice that crosses boundaries of genre and style.
Conductor and cellist who made her sensational debut at age 11 by winning the Rostropovich International Cello Competition. Now works primarily as a conductor and serves as the music director for Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.
One of the most dynamic violinists of this generation who delivers a voice with lyricism and gusto.
The foundation that hosts the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition every four years, as well as engages in a variety of community-based musical activities in Fort Worth, TX. Also the host of the International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs.
Italian pianist with a strong, original voice who completely won my heart in the 2013 Cliburn Competition.
A world-class orchestra in the middle of the Pacific re-opens its season in October 2013.
Pianist who explores the world of piano music with profound sincerity. Conducts annual concert tours in Japan.
Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Acclaimed as a soloist and a chamber musician, and also the founder and music director of the Kingston Chamber Music Festival at the University of Rhode Island.
Violinist and composer who expands the expressive horizons of the violin; pioneer in the field of interactive computer music.
Violinist who combines artistry, intellect, and virtuosity in her performance of both standard and contemporary repertoire.
Pianist with a rich palette of sonority, sensitivity, profundity, and charm.
Pianist who explores the new world of the piano, particularly through her performance of contemporary works for prepared piano and toy piano.
One of the most sought-after violinists of this generation who works extensively with contemporary composers such as Tan Dun as well as performs standard classical repertoire.
Renowned violinist who performs with the world’s most prestigious orchestras as well as in recitals. A champion of living composers such as Akira Miyoshi and Somei Satoh.
New York-based composer who pursues a unique sense of sound, time, and spirituality. Works with a variety of instruments and genres.
Pianist who made his world debut with the victory in the 1997 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition when he was a high school German teacher. The integrity and sincerity of his character is embodied in his music as well as in his manners.
New York-based marimbist who has contributed greatly to expanding musical horizons by commissioning new works for marimba to a range of contemporary composers from around the world.
New York-based composer whose work transcends the boundaries of genres and traditions. In recent years, he has been focusing on writing operas.
The Japanese headquarters of the Suzuki Method, the “mother tongue” approach to musical education developed by Shinichi Suzuki. For Suzuki Associations of the Americas, visit here.
One of the most renowned violinists of this generation, now based in Paris. Highly respected both as a soloist and a chamber musician.
Principal trombonist for the Seattle Symphony; formerly a trombonist for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Also active as a soloist, chamber musician, and clinician.