Asian Pacific American Studies — Critical Diversity Studies — History — Philippine Studies — Urban Studies
James  Zarsadiaz

James Zarsadiaz

Assistant Professor

James Zarsadiaz specializes in United States history. He received his Ph.D. in History from Northwestern University and his B.A. in American Studies and Political Science from George Washington University. Dr. Zarsadiaz’s research and teaching interests include urban and suburban studies, California and the U.S. West, oral history, and Asian American studies. He is also affiliated with the Asian Pacific American Studies, Critical Diversity Studies, Urban Studies, and Yuchengco Philippine Studies programs.

Dr. Zarsadiaz is currently working on a manuscript about suburban development and Asian American suburbanization in post-WWII Los Angeles. He is serving as a fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History for summer 2014 and summer 2015.

Administrative Appointments:

·      Coordinator, Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program

 Courses Offered:

·      History of the United States

·      Asian American History

·      The Ideal of Citizenship

·      The City in American History

·      The American West

Research Areas

Urbanism
U.S. West
Asian American Studies
Oral History