Traise Yamamoto

Traise Yamamoto

Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Washington

(951) 827-1789
traise.yamamoto@ucr.edu

Traise Yamamoto (B.A. San Jose State University; M.F.A., M.A., Ph.D. University of Washington) joined the faculty in 1994. She specializes in Asian American literary and cultural studies, poetry, race and gender theory, autobiography studies, and British and American Modernism. She is the author of Masking Selves, Making Subjects: Japanese American Women, Identity, and the Body (University of California Press, 1999), and her scholarly work has appeared in Signs: A Journal of Women in Culture and Society; positions: east asia cultures critique; The Intimate Critique: Autobiographical Literary Criticism; Race, Gender and Class; and Asian American Literature: A Brief Introduction. Most recently, “ An Apology to Althea Connor: Private Memory and the Ethics of Public Memoir” appeared in Under Her Skin: How Girls Experience Race in America, edited by Pooja Makhijani. She has written on visual artists Kim Yasuda and Eddy Kurushima for the Japanese American National Museum series “Finding Family Stories” and is one of the contributors to The MLA Resource Guide to Asian American Literature. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in several journals and anthologies, including The New Republic, Poetry Northwest, The Asian Pacific American Journal, Breaking Silence: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Poets, Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, and Premonitions: The Kaya Anthology of New Asian North American Poetry. She is on the Editorial Board of American Literary History, the Review Board of Cultural Critique, and is a Contibuting Editor to Frontiers: A Women’s Studies Journal. Current projects include a collection of mixed-genre essays on Asian American feminism and a scholarly study, tentatively titled, “Bad Subjects: Asian American Artists, Anhedonics and Madwomen.”