Amy Sueyoshi

Interim Dean, College of Ethnic Studies

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(415) 405-0774

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EP 121
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Amy Sueyoshi is Associate Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University.  She holds a Ph.D. in history from University of California, Los Angeles and a B.A. from Barnard College of Columbia University. She has published on topics ranging from cross-dressing, same-sex marriage, romantic friendship, and Asian American pornography in journals such as Frontiers, Amerasia, and the Journal of American Ethnic History. She is the author of Queer Compulsions: Race, Nation, and Sexuality in the Intimate Life of Yone Noguchi. Her second book titled Sex Acts: Gender and Sexual Freedom and the Birth of the American “Oriental” is currently under review at University Press of Colorado. She is a co-curator and founding member of the GLBT History Museum, the first queer history museum in the United States, and the recipient of the Willie Walker Award for service for 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.

Research Interests

  • U.S. History
  • Sexuality
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Immigration
  • Asian America


Ethnic Studies

Sexuality Studies

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