About Amy Sueyoshi
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.