AASC Director Candidate Umemoto to Speak at UCLA


Karen Umemoto


The UCLA Institute of American Cultures and Asian American Studies Center (AASC) will present a series of events with AASC director candidate Dr. Karen Umemoto on Wednesday and Thursday, May 3 and 4.

Umemoto is chair and professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Her research and practice focus on community planning and development along with youth development and juvenile justice reform. Her publications include “The Truce: Lessons from an L.A. Gang War” (2006) and “Jacked Up and Unjust: Pacific Islander Teens Confronting Violent Legacies” (2016). She has an M.A. in Asian American studies from UCLA and a Ph.D. in urban studies from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

• Vision presentation on “Synergy and Relevance: Building Community and Capacity at the Asian American Studies Center” on May 3 from 4 to 5 p.m. at UCLA Faculty Center, Cypress Room.

The search committee welcomes candidate evaluations from faculty, staff, and students affiliated with AASC.

• Community meet-and-greet recepti