Stacy Nojima

Stacy Nojima completed her PhD in American Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2018. She earned her BA in English and American Multicultural Studies from Sonoma State University, her MA in American Studies and graduate certificates in Women’s Studies and International Cultural Studies from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She currently works as the Transition Coordinator for adult education at Skyline College in San Bruno, California. In her role, she guides deans and directors through collaborative design to build pathway programs between local adult school sites and Skyline College. She is dedicated to the pursuit of equity and the inclusion of nontraditional adult students, including ESL, GED, and adults with disabilities, within education. Her academic scholarship showcases the intersections between Critical Mixed Race Studies and Asian American Studies. Her dissertation “Mixed Race Capital: Cultural Producers and Asian American Mixed Race Identity from the Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Century,” connects contemporary scholarship of Asian American racial mixing to a longer historical story, or genealogy, thematizing the stories of racial negotiation and mixed race capital through four case studies of Asian American mixed race cultural producers—Sadakichi Hartmann, Winnifred Eaton, Merle Oberon, and Bardu Ali. Her past work experience has included teaching college classes, non-profit work with Hawai‘i high school students, and she was the former Managing Editor of American Quarterly.