Professor Explores the Asian-American
by Susan Katsaros
From Dateline (April 24, 2003)
|Thomas Fujita-Rony, assistant professor of
Asian American studies, takes a moment to enjoy a recent Pollak
Library exhibit on paper. Featured in the background are two
intricate examples of paper kites.
Asian American studies is a relatively new
bachelor’s degree program, having been approved in summer
1999. It is designed for individuals interested in learning
about the experiences of Asians in America, including those from
east, south and Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.
One of the faculty members who teaches Asian American
studies is Thomas Y. Fujita- Rony. The assistant professor, who
joined Cal State Fullerton in 1998, earned a doctorate from the
University of Michigan in American culture and was a visiting scholar
at the Smithsonian Institution in 2000.