Golz Lecture 2010: Gary Okihiro


The Golz lecture for the 2010-2011 academic year was delivered by Gary Okihiro.

"Impounded: Dorothea Lange and Japanese American Internment During World War II"

Wednesday November 17
7:30 PM
Searles Hall 315
Open to the public

Gary Y. Okihiro is a professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University, where he was the founding director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. His research interests are Asian American studies and southern Africa. He is the author of nine books in U.S. and African history, most recently Pineapple Culture: A History of the Tropical and Temperate Zones (University of California Press, 2010) and Island World: A History of Hawai'i and the United States (University of California Press, 2009). Others include Impounded: Dorthea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment (W.W. Norton and Company, 2006), A Social History of the Bakwena and Peoples of the Kalahari of Southern Africa, 19th Century (Edwin Mellen Press, 2000), Storied Lives: Japanese American Students and World War II (University of Washington Press, 1999).

Professor Okihiro received a PhD in African history from the University of California , Los Angeles , in 1976. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Studies Association, and is a past President of the Association for Asian American Studies.