Faculty Directory

Alice Yang
  • Pronouns she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Chair, History Department
    • Associate Professor of History
    • Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Pacific War Memories
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
    • Stevenson College
    • Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Affiliations Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, East Asian Studies, Feminist Studies Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 538
  • Office Hours Tuesdays 12:00-1:00, 3:30-4:30 and by appointment using https://calendar.app.google/8Buk6W7w9jYaBPxY7
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise History, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Asian American Pacific Islander History, Comparative Politics, California History, Colonialism, Feminist Studies, Gender Studies, Labor and Social Movements, Oral History
  • Courses HIS 80Y, World War II Memories in the U.S. and Japan; HIS 106B, Asian and Asian American History, 1941-Present; HIS 194Y, Memories of WWII in the U.S. and Japan; HIS 201, Directed Research Colloquium; HIS 190G Comparative History of Redress and Reparations

Summary of Expertise

Historical Memory, Asian American Pacific Islander History, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Gender, 20th Century US History, Pacific War History, Oral History, Redress, and Reparations

Research Interests

interdisciplinary and transnational research and teaching collaborations, memories of the War on Terror, patriotism, protest, civil and human rights

Biography, Education and Training

B.A., M.A.T. Brown University
M.A., Ph.D. Stanford University

Honors, Awards and Grants

National Endowment for the Humanities, Rockefeller Foundation, Civil Liberties Public Education Fund, the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the Pacific Rim Research Program, the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, and the Institute for Humanities Research

Selected Publications

  • Historical Memories of the Japanese American Internment and the Struggle for Redress (Stanford University Press, 2007)
  • Major Problems in Asian American History, co-editor (Houghton-Mifflin, 2003)
  • What Did the Internment of Japanese American during World War II Mean? (Bedford/St. Martin's and Macmillan, 2000)
  • “Eternal Flames: The Translingual Imperative in the Study of World War II Memories,” Problems and Methods in Recent American History (University of Georgia Press, 2011)
  • "Edison Uno: The Experience and the Legacy of the Japanese American Internment,” The Human Tradition in California (Scholarly Resources, Inc., 2002)
  • "Ilse Women and the Early Korean Community: Redefining the Origins of Feminist Empowerment." Korean American Women: Living in Two Cultures, Y. Song and A. Moon, eds. (Los Angeles and Taeju, Korea: Academia Koreana Keimyung University Press, 1997). Reprinted in Unequal Sisters: A Multicultural Reader in U.S. Women's History, 3rd ed. (Routledge, 2000)
  • "Oral History Research, Theory, and Asian American Studies." Amerasia Journal 26:1 (2000)

Selected Exhibitions


Teaching Interests

World War II Memories, Asian American Pacific Islander History, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Historical Memory, Graduate Thesis Writing