Alice Yang

Provost Alice Yang is an Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Pacific War Memories. Provost Yang received a B.A. in English and American Literature and an M.A.T. in Social Studies from Brown University. She then received an MA and PhD in History from Stanford University. She has been a member of the UCSC faculty since 1993 and received an Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009. She teaches courses on historical memory, World War II, Asian American history, race, gender, oral history, and twentieth-century America. Her publications include Historical Memories of the Japanese American Internment and the Struggle for Redress (Stanford University Press, 2007), Major Problems in Asian American History (Houghton Mifflin, 2003), What Did the Internment of Japanese Americans Mean? (Bedford/St. Martins Press, 2000), as well as many articles, book chapters and reviews. She is currently researching transnational memories of World War II in the Pacific and has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the Pacific Rim Research Program, and the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society.