Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Christine Su joined Ohio University as the Assistant Director for Southeast Asian Studies in August 2010. She was named Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies in April 2012. Christine has conducted research, worked, and traveled throughout Southeast Asia, particularly in Cambodia, where she also underwent a personal search for members of her family who might have survived the Khmer Rouge regime of the 1970s. In the U.S., she has held numerous positions through which she has been able to serve Southeast Asians as well as the broader Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community, including as an educational specialist at the
|University of Hawaii at Manoa, working with APIs with disabilities; director of research and cross-cultural education in the private sector for a Honolulu-based communications firm (one of her projects involved assisting Micronesians who had recently relocated to Hawaii); and officer for the Cambodian Community of Hawaii, among many others. In 2009, she was named one of Pacific Business News' "Forty under 40," awarded to community members under age 40 who have demonstrated leadership in their industries, shown a consistent “take charge” attitude, and made a difference in Hawaii's economy and community. She has taught courses in anthropology and Southeast Asian Studies at Hawaii Pacific University, and her specific research interests are in Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian American ethnic and cultural identity(ies).
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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