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Paul Spickard

Current Courses

Spring 2015 (current)

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Current Graduate Students

20th Century U.S. Social and Cultural History

Ph.D., University of California Berkeley, 1983

Office: HSSB 4257

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Research Interests: Ethnic questions are the questions of my life. I have been blessed to spend most of my life immersed in racial populations and cultural traditions that are different from my own. I have written about many different peoples, from religious minorities in China to African Americans in the 1940s to Japanese Americans to Pacific Islanders to multiracial people to Turkish Germans. (more...)

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Asian American History, Culture, Religion, Gender, and Family Life
  • African American History and Identity
  • Race, Migration, Identity, and Membership in Europe
  • History and Peoples of the Pacific

Current Projects

  • Growing Up Ethnic in Germany (Palgrave Macmillan)
  • This Is Our Kuleana: Race and Power in Hawai`i (University of Hawai`i Press)
  • Race and Nation: Ethnic Systems in the 21st-Century World (Liverpool University Press)
  • Red and Yellow, Black and Brown: Mixed Race Not about White People

Selected Publications

Undergraduate and Graduate Courses

  • History 2C
    The Modern World Since 1700
  • History 164IA
    Immigration and Race in America to 1924
  • History 164IB
    Immigration and Race in America since 1924
  • History 168C
    Asian American History to 1965
  • History 168D
    Asian American History since 1965
  • History 168M
    Arab and Middle Eastern Americans
  • History 168N
    Interracial Intimacy
  • History 189E
    History of the Pacific
  • INT 94GW
    Race Mixing
  • Asian American Studies 137
    Multiethnic Asian Americans
  • History 200WD
    World Historical Literatures--to prepare for a field exam in world history
  • History 201AM
    Various topics, eg: Asian American History, Race and Ethnic Theory, Race and Immigration in US History
  • History 264IA/IB and History 203AB
    Research and writing on race, migration, gender, and colonialism
  • History 201C
    Comparative Racial and Ethnic Systems
  • History 201RE
    Racial Theory

Honors and Professional Activities

  • Richard A. Yarborough Mentoring Award, American Studies Association, 2013
    Awarded for outstanding career contributions to mentoring graduate students, younger scholars, and undergradautes, especially members of underserved minority groups.
  • Loving Prize, Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival, 2011
    The Loving Prize, established in 2008, is awarded annually to outstanding artists, storytellers and community leaders for inspirational dedication to celebrating and illuminating the Mixed racial and cultural experience.
  • Fulbright Research Professor, University of M√ľnster, 2008-09
    Fulbright Senior Lecturer, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, 1998-99
  • UCSB Outstanding Graduate Mentor of the Year, 2007-08
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Organization of American Historians, 2003-15
  • Residential Fellow: Rockefeller Center, Bellagio, Italy, 2004; Humanities Center, Oregon State University, 2003-04
  • UCSB Teaching Awards: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
    at previous university: 1991, 1994, 1995
  • Charles Lindbergh Lecturer, Minnesota Historical Society, 1996
  • Outstanding Book on Human Rights Award, Gustavus Myers Center 1989
  • Book series editor: African American Intellectual Heritage (U of Notre Dame Press), Race and Ethnicity in Hawai`i (U of Hawai`i Press),
    Borderlands and Transcultural Studies (U of Nebraska Press)

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