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329 College Eight

UC Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA 95064

phone: 831.459.3140

Fax: 831.459.3518

takagi@ucsc.edu

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Dana Yasu Takagi

Professor of Sociology

My philosophical approach to research: to study the world-as-it-is in order to imagine the world-as-it-should-be. For me, this distinction, between recognition and vision, is pivotal to a project of critical, productive, and energizing social studies. My research interests include: Inequality and identity, Asian American History, Nationalism and Native Hawaiians, Secularism in contemporary globalization, Race relations, Affect and Cultural Studies.

"If you don't understand the way right before you, how will you know the path as you walk?" The Sandokai by Sekito Kisen, 8th century

Education

B.A. (Math 1976) University of California, Berkeley

M.A., Ph.D. (Sociology 1986) UC Berkeley

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Current Projects:

1. Book in progress, Return Hawai'i: Intimacies of Self and Nation

2. "Form and Emptiness," for Amerasia Journal

3. Co-PI with Professor Patricia Zavella, Indigenous and Migrant Women's Health

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4. Generation Next: In Our Own Words

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