Resistance and resettlement

ABOUT THE ACADEMIC BOARD

Helen Zia is an award-winning author, journalist, activist and Fulbright Scholar. She is the author of Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People, about the contemporary struggles of Asian American communities to be full participants in this American democracy. She is the former Executive Editor of Ms. Magazine and board chair of the Women’s Media Center.


Michael Jin is an Assistant Professor of History and Global Asian Studies. He is also a member of the Diaspora Studies Cluster at UIC. His research and teaching interests include migration and diaspora studies, transnational Asia and the Pacific Rim world, Asian American and Pacific Islander history, critical race and ethnic studies, and historical memory. His scholarly work is featured in Critical Ethnic Studies and The Routledge Handbook of Asian American Studies


After earning his Phi Beta Kappa key from Brown University and serving as Current Topics Editor for the Yale Law and Policy Review while at Yale, Eric L. Muller clerked for United States District Judge H. Lee Sarokin in Newark, New Jersey from 1987 to 1988. He then practiced in the litigation department of a private law firm in Manhattan from 1988 to 1990, before joining the United States Attorney's Office in Newark, where he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Appeals Division from 1990 to 1994. Muller joined the UNC faculty in the fall of 1998. He has published articles in the Yale Law Journal, the Harvard Law Review, and the University of Chicago Law Review, among many other academic journals. His book "Free to Die for their Country: The Story of the Japanese American Draft Resisters of World War II," was published in August of 2001 by the University of Chicago Press, and was named one of the Washington Post Book World's Top Nonfiction Titles of 2001. His second book, "American Inquisition: The Hunt for Japanese American Disloyalty in World War II," was published by the University of North Carolina Press in October of 2007.  His most recent book, "Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II", published by the University of North Carolina Press in association with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, was profiled in the New York Times in June of 2012. It won the Joan Patterson Kerr Book Award from the Western History Association in 2013.


Ellen Wu is a professor at Indiana University Bloomington.

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