Assistant Director, Southeast Asian Studies
Christine Su joined Ohio University as the Assistant Director for the Center for Southeast Asian Studies in August 2010 after nearly two decades in Hawaii. As a graduate student and independent scholar, she also spent several years as an ethnographer and program coordinator in Southeast Asia. After earning her Ph.D., she served as an educational specialist for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with disabilities in the University of Hawaii's College of Education. She also worked in the private sector as an account executive and director of research and cross-cultural education for a
| Honolulu-based communications firm. She has been active in community outreach, particularly with the Cambodian Community of Hawaii, and in 2009 was named as one of Pacific Business News' "Forty under 40," awarded to young businesspeople who demonstrate leadership in their industries, show a consistent “take charge” attitude, and make a difference in Hawaii's economy and community. Her research interests include U.S.-Southeast Asia relations, and Southeast Asian American ethnic and cultural identity.
Ph.D., American Studies (U.S. - Asia Relations), University of Hawaii at Manoa
M.A., American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University
B.A., American Studies and Gender Studies, University of Notre Dame
"Mainland Southeast Asian Americans" and "Race Mixing and Intermarriage." Thematic essays in A 21st Century Encyclopedia on U.S. Immigration and Ethnicity, ed. Elliott Barkan, ABC-CLIO, forthcoming.
"Cambodians in Hawaii" and "Vietnamese in Hawaii." In People and Cultures of Hawaii: The Evolution of Culture and Ethnicity, eds. Jack McDermott and Nalene Andrade, University of Hawaii, in press.
"Narratives of Khmerness and Cambodian American Identity." In Cambodian American Experiences: Histories, Communities, Cultures and Identities, ed. Jonathan H.X. Lee, Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2010.
“Anti-Cambodian Incidents;” “Asian Americans and War;” “Cambodian American Dance and Music;” “Cambodian American Women;” “Cambodian Americans and Deportation;” “Cambodian Americans and Political Empowerment;” and “Daniel K. Akaka, United States Senator;” In Asian American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia, eds. Huping Ling and Allan W. Austin, M. E. Sharpe, 2009.
“Becoming Cambodian: Ethnicity and the Vietnamese in Kampuchea.” In Race and Nation: Ethnic Systems in the Modern World, ed. Paul R. Spickard, Routledge/Taylor & Francis Ltd., 2005.
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