Lon Kurashige

Associate Professor of History and Spatial Sciences

Contact Information
E-mail: kurashig@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-1666
Office: SOS 264



  • B.A. History of Public Policy, University of California, Santa Barbara, 6/1986
  • M.A. American History, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 12/1990
  • Ph.D. American History, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 12/1994

  • Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

    • Associate Professor, University of Southern California, 09/01/2001-  
    • Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 01/01/1995-08/31/2001  

    Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    Professor Kurashige studies racial ideologies, politics of identity, emigration/immigration, historiography, cultural enactments, and social reproduction, particularly as they pertain to Asians in the United States.
    Research Specialties
    (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1994) Associate Professor of History and ASE: Asian-American history; Japanese American; ethnic identity politics.


    • Kurashige, L. Y. (2002). Japanese American Celebration and Conflict: A History of Ethnic Identity and Festival, 1934-1990. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.
    • Kurashige, L. Y., Yang Murray, A. (2002). Major Problems in Asian American History. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin.

    Book Chapter
    • Kurashige, L. Y. (2004). “Universalism and Particularism in Asian American Studies: Towards a Historiography”. pp. p. 21-35. Kyoto University, Japan: New Wave: Studies on Japanese Americans in the 21st Century/Institute for Research in Humanities.

    Journal Article
    • Kurashige, L. Y. (2002). “Social History and the Multicultural Turn". Reviews in American History 30, 3/Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. p. 355-364.
    • Kurashige, L. Y. (2001). “Agency, Resistance, and Manzanar Protest". Pacific Historical Review 70, 3/University of California Press. pp. p. 387-418.
    • Kurashige, L. Y. (2000). “The Problem of Biculturalism: Japanese American Identity and Festival Before World War II”. Journal of American History 86, 4/Organization of American Historians. pp. p. 1632-1654.
    • Kurashige, L. Y. (1996). “The Protestant and the Catholic: Dimensions of Asian American History. Reviews in American History 24, 4/Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. p. 663-667.

    Honors and Awards

    • USC Innovative Teaching Award, 2005-2006  
    • Fulbright Award, 2003-2004  
    • Civil Liberties Public Education Fund Fellowship, 1997  
    • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship Recipient, 1997  

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