Jean-Paul R. deGuzman is an historian of 20th century America with a particular focus on comparative racialization, urban history, Asian Americans, and Los Angeles.
His book project, tentatively entitled A Touch of Danger: Southern California's San Fernando Valley and the Racial Politics of An American Dream, explores how communities of color claimed and contested that iconic American space.
He is currently a faculty member in the Department of History at Windward School and teaches in UCLA's Asian American Studies Department and Interracial Dynamics General Education Cluster. Among his recent invited talks is “Asian Americans and the Politics of Racial Solidarity,” given at SMC for the Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2019.
This event is part of October's Filipino American History Month.
Generously supported by Global Citizenship, additional co-sponsors: SMC History Department, SMC Ethnic Studies Department, and SMC APIDAA.