Critical Diversity Studies — History — Philippine Studies
James  Zarsadiaz

James Zarsadiaz

Assistant Professor

James Zarsadiaz received his Ph.D. in History from Northwestern University and his B.A. in American Studies and Political Science from George Washington University. He teaches courses on U.S. history and on Asian Pacific American Studies. His research and teaching interests include comparative urban/suburban studies, California & the U.S. West, oral history, and Asian American studies. James is also affiliated with the Critical Diversity Studies and Yuchengco Philippine Studies programs.

He is currently working on a manuscript about suburban development and Asian American suburbanization in post-WWII Los Angeles. James has written for City Lab (formerly The Atlantic Cities) and National Journal online, and has publications or forthcoming work in various encyclopedias and journals including Amerasia Journal, Journal of Asian American Studies, Journal of Social History, and Journal of Urban History. He is serving as a fellow at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History for summer 2014 and summer 2015. James is originally from Los Angeles' east San Gabriel Valley.

Research Areas

Urbanism
U.S. West
Asian American Studies
Oral History