About Amy Sueyoshi


(415) 338-1693


Associate Dean, Ethnic Studies


Dean's Office-Ethnic StudiesCollege of Ethnic Studies


Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building (EP)


Office Hours: 

Tuesday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Office Hours (Additional Info): 

Amy Sueyoshi is available generally between 10am and 6pm Tuesdays through Fridays. The fastest way to set up an appointment is through the far right tab labeled "Appointment Calendar" on this webpage where you can view a handful of time slots. Click on the tab and choose a day and time. While her availability can be viewed by the general public, you must be an SFSU affiliate to reserve a time slot through this system. You may also contact Dottie Ross at dottier@sfsu.edu or 415-338-1693 to schedule an appointment during times not listed on this page.


At SF State Since:



Amy Sueyoshi is Associate Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University, the first and only college in the nation that houses the five departments of Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Latina/o Studies, and Race and Resistance Studies.  She holds a Ph.D. in history from University of California, Los Angeles and a B.A. from Barnard College of Columbia University. She oversees the curriculum and program development of four majors, six minors, two M.A. programs, and a post-baccalaureate certificate. She serves 80 faculty members who teach up to 8,000 students each semester. Amy’s research interests lie primarily at the intersection of Asian American and queer studies. She authored Queer Compulsions: Race, Nation, and Sexuality in the Intimate Life of Yone Noguchi. Her second book titled Discriminating Sex: White Leisure and the Making of American "Oriental" is in press and expected to be out in March 2018. She additionally wrote the section on API queer history for the National Parks Foundation’s landmark LGBTQ theme study. She is a founding co-curator of the GLBT History Museum, the first queer history museum in the United States, and the recipient of the Willie Walker Award for service to the GLBT Historical Society. She also initiated the Dragon Fruit Project, a community oral history project for API Equality Northern California, a queer Asian Pacific Islander advocacy group in San Francisco Chinatown.  In 2017, Amy was a Community Grand Marshal for San Francisco Pride.