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About SJAAS

The Stanford Journal of Asian American Studies (SJAAS) is an online journal featuring excellence in the field of Asian American Studies. Papers may be submitted by undergraduate or graduate students of any year or major. In addition to original research papers, we will consider essays, short fiction, poems, or visual art.

SJAAS is published by Asian American Studies at Stanford University and is edited by David Palumbo-Liu. He can be reached at palumbo-liu@stanford.edu.



Current Issue:
SJAAS, Volume IV

Editor-in-Chief: Professor David Palumbo-Liu
Issue Editor: Professor Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu
Managing Editor: Victoria Yee
Editors: Sunli Kim (Oceanic Tongues), Vy Le, Van Anh Tran, Nujsaubnusi Vue
Cover Art & Design: Justin Lam
Layout: Justin Lam


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Author Bios

Johaina Crisostomo recently graduated from Stanford University with a B.A.H. in English Literature. Born in Quezon City, Philippines, she and her family immigrated to Los Angeles a week shy of her 11th birthday. Though she hasn't been back to her homeland since, the Philippines of her childhood continues to remain an obsession for her and to feature prominently in her writing.

Tina Duong, class of 2012, is a senior premed double majoring in Asian American Studies and Biology. She is currently pursuing an honors thesis on Asian American health in metro Atlanta, Georgia. Tina is one of the co-chairs of the Stanford Vietnamese Student Association, a part of the Students of Color Coalition, as well as an Ethnic Theme Associate for Okada. In her free time, she enjoys reading fantasy books and ethnic literature, listening to trance, and of course, eating yummy food!

Holly Fetter is a Junior majoring in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity with a focus on the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality. She spends most of her time working with identity-based communities and student groups on campus. She is passionate about activism and is the co-editor of STATIC, a site for Stanford activists to connect and create.

Michael Tayag is a junior at Stanford majoring in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, with a concentration in "Migration, Gender, and Work." At Stanford, he is involved with community activism and various Asian American organizations.

Aldric Ulep, class of 2014, plans to major in Public Policy with a minor in Religious Studies. A member of Stanford Everyday People a cappella, he enjoys singing, playing the piano, arranging songs, and composing music. New Year's Eve is his favorite holiday because he likes reminiscing about the year and starting off with a clean slate.

Kimberly Vu, class of 2013, is a Human Biology major with a concentration in Community Health planning to go on to medical school. She is one of the co-chairs of Stanford Vietnamese Student Association and interprets for Pacific Free Clinic. She likes playing tennis, running, and enjoying the color blue.

Victoria Yee: My name is Victoria Yee, and I expect to graduate at Stanford in 2013 with a BA in Asian American Studies and a minor in Chinese. My current academic interests include Asian American politics and psychology, East and Southeast Asian history, ethnic literature, and the rhetoric of mass mobilization and action. In my free time, I like to listen to and play music, hike, tinker around with Adobe software, and take photographs.



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