Ray Warren Multicultural Symposium
Date: November 10 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Templeton Campus Center
Templeton Campus Center
Gary Okihiro is one of the founders of the fields of Asian American and comparative ethnic studies. He is author of 10 books, most recently Island World: A History of Hawai’i and the United States (2008) and Pineapple Culture: A History of the Tropical and Temperate Zones (2009). After receiving his Ph.D. in African history from UCLA, Professor Okihiro taught in and directed comparative ethnic studies programs at Humboldt State University and Santa Clara University. He later developed the Asian American Studies Program at Cornell University before joining the faculty at Columbia and establishing the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race there. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Studies Association, received an honorary doctorate from the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, and is a past president of the Association for Asian American Studies.
Geneva Gay is an award-winning professor whose research on multicultural education and general curriculum theory has brought her national and international attention. Her scholarship examines curriculum design, staff development, classroom instruction, and the intersections of culture, race, ethnicity, teaching, and learning. She is the author of At the Essence of Learning: Multicultural Education (1994) and Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Practice, & Research (2000) and editor of Becoming Multicultural Educators: Personal Journey Toward Professional Agency (2003), as well as numerous articles and book chapters.