Karen Tei Yamashita

Karen Tei Yamashita, University of California Presidential Chair for Feminist Critical Race & Ethnic Studies, authored “Letters to Memory,” “Through the Arc of the Rain Forest,” “Tropic of Orange,” and “I Hotel.” “I Hotel” was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award and awarded the California Book Award, the American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Award, and the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award. She has been a U.S. Artists Ford Foundation fellow and is currently professor of literature and creative writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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