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Gail Nomura

Associate Professor
Adjunct Associate Professor, History
Adjunct Associate Professor, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Mānoa, 1978


Contact:

A-513 Padelford
206-543-4219
206-543-5401 (leave messages)
gmnomura@u.washington.edu

Professional Biography

Gail M. Nomura is Associate Professor of American Ethnic Studies (Asian American and Pacific Islander American Studies) and adjunct associate professor of History and Women Studies at the University of Washington. Her recent publications include Contested Terrain: Local Japanese on the Yakama Indian Reservation, 1906-1942 (University of Washington Press, forthcoming), Nikkei in the Pacific Northwest, Japanese Americans and Japanese Canadians in the Twentieth Century (co-edited with Louis Fiset, University of Washington Press, 2005) and Asian/Pacific Islander American Women, A Historical Anthology (co-edited with Shirley Hune, New York University Press, 2003). She has served as Director of the Asian/Pacific American Studies Program at the University of Michigan and Washington State University. She is a past president of the Association for Asian American Studies, a member of the American Studies Association (ASA) advisory committee for the ASA- JAAS (Japanese Association for American Studies) project, and past board member of the Nikkei Heritage Association of Washington/Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington (NHAW/JCCCW).

Selected Publications

Contested Terrain: “Local” Japanese on the Yakama Indian Reservation, 1906-1942, University of Washington Press, forthcoming.

Nikkei in the Pacific Northwest: Japanese Americans and Japanese Canadians in the Twentieth Century , co-editor (with Louis Fiset), Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005.

Asian/ Pacific Islander American Women: A Historical Anthology , co-editor (with Shirley Hune), NYU Press, 2003.

Bearing Dreams, Shaping Visions: Asian Pacific American Perspectives, co-editor (with Linda A. Revilla, Shawn Wong, and Shirley Hune), Washington State University Press, 1993.

Frontiers of Asian American Studies: Writing, Research, and Commentary , Co-editor (with Russell Endo, Stephen H. Sumida, and Russell C. Leong), Washington State University Press, 1989.

“Becoming ‘Local’ Japanese: Issei Adaptive Strategies on the Yakama Indian Reservation, 1906-1923,” in Louis Fiset and Gail M. Nomura, Nikkei in the Pacific Northwest, Japanese Americans and Japanese Canadians in the Twentieth Century, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005, 44-70.

“Filipina American Journal Writing: Recovering Women’s History,” in Shirley Hune and Gail M. Nomura, Asian/Pacific Islander American Women, A Historical Anthology, New York: New York University Press, 2003, 138-152.

"Tsugiki, A Grafting: A History of a Japanese Pioneer Woman in Washington State," in Karen J. Blair, ed. Women in Pacific Northwest History, revised edition, University of Washington Press, 2001, 284-308. First published in Karen J. Blair, ed. Women in Pacific Northwest History: An Anthology, University of Washington Press, 1988, 207-229.

"Significant Lives: Asia and Asian Americans in the U.S. West ," in Clyde Milner, ed., A New Significance: Re-envisioning the History of the American West, Oxford University Press, 1996, 135-157.

"Beyond a Level Playing Field: The Significance of Pre-World War II Japanese American Baseball in the Yakima Valley," in Linda Revilla, et. al, Bearing Dreams, Shaping Visions: Asian Pacific American Perspectives , Washington State University Press, 1993, 15-31.

"Washington's Asian/Pacific American Communities," in Sid White and S. E. Solberg, eds. Peoples of Washington: Perspectives on Cultural Diversity, Washington State University Press, 1989, 113-155.

"Issei Working Women in Hawaii," in Asian Women United of California, ed. Making Waves: An Anthology of Writings on Asian American Women, Beacon Press, 1989,135-148.

"Within the Law: The Establishment of Filipino Leasing Rights on the Yakima Indian Reservation," Amerasia Journal, 13:1 (1986-87): 99-117.

Work In Progress

After the War: Rebuilding the Greater Seattle Japanese American Community , (book manuscript)

Teaching and Research Interests

Asian American and Pacific Islander American history, American studies, ethnic studies, women studies, Pacific Northwest history

Courses

AAS 101 -- Introduction to Asian American Studies

AAS 250 -- Asian American Oral Histories

AAS 310 -- Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the Pacific Northwest

AAS 385 -- Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans: Race, Law, and Justice

AAS 392 -- Asian American and Pacific Islander American Women

AAS 498 -- Special Topics

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