• Catherine Ceniza Choy

Rethinking Place in Asian American Histories of the United States

Catherine Ceniza Choy will discuss her new book, Asian American Histories of the United States, in which she argues that Asian American experiences are essential to any understanding of US history and its existential crises of the early twenty-first century. She’ll discuss her work on pandemics, medical labor, and the role of the arts in resistance to dehumanization.

Catherine Ceniza Choy is Professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. She is author of Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History, Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America, and co-editor of Gendering the Trans-Pacific World, with Judy Tzu-Chun Wu. She received her Ph.D. in History from UCLA and her B.A. in History from Pomona College. The daughter of Filipino immigrants, she was born and raised in New York City.