Larry Shinagawa (1983)

Associate Professor of American Studies and Director of Asian American Studies at University of Maryland

Larry Hajime Shinagawa received his doctorate in 1994 from the University of California at Berkeley in Sociology. He is the Director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity at Ithaca College. Formerly, he was the longstanding Chair of the Department of American Multi-Cultural Studies and the Departments of Ethnic Studies at Sonoma State University. He is an acknowledged authority on research and methodology in race relations and Asian American Studies and a former director of the California State University Census Information Center. In the past six years, he has worked on numerous federal and non-profit research projects to study racial classification, intermarriage, health delivery systems, redistricting, and political behavior. He has authored numerous articles and publications on applied research and social policy topics regarding multi-cultural studies. He has been featured on the Donahue Show, All Things Considered, CNN, and various radio programs and newspapers. He currently teaches in ethnic studies and American multi-cultural studies, develops curricula in such programs, serves on boards and projects among ethnic minority community organizations, works on many research projects involving race and ethnic issues, and is currently the managing editor of the journal Ethnic Studies and a board member of the National Association of Ethnic Studies (NAES).

Dissertation Title: 
Intermarriage and Inequality: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of the Marriage Patterns of Asian Americans
Dissertation Book Title: 
Asian Pacific Americans