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Takeyuki Tsuda

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Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Biography

After receiving his Ph.D. in anthropology in 1997 from the University of California at Berkeley, Takeyuki (Gaku) Tsuda was a collegiate assistant professor at the University of Chicago for three years before moving to the University of California at San Diego to become associate director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, where he helped establish and develop the center into a leading interdisciplinary, multinational research and training institute.  Tsuda was hired at SHESC in 2006 and promoted to professor in 2013.

Education

Ph.D., 1997, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

M.A., 1991, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

B.A., 1990, Anthropology, University of Chicago

Research Interests

Tsuda has conducted comparative, multi-site field research on ethnic and immigrant minorities in various urban areas from a transnational, diasporic perspective with an emphasis on their socioeconomic marginalization, ethnonational identities, ethnic heritage, cultural practices, and notions of home and homeland. He is particularly interested in examining how the experiences of ethnic minorities vary as they migrate across national borders and are situated in various local ethnoracial, political and social class contexts even as they increasingly become members of transnational and diasporic communities in a globalized world. Tsuda's past research focused on the ethnic return migration of Japanese Brazilians from Brazil to Japan as unskilled foreign workers. He has also written on comparative immigration policy and local citizenship among immigrants and has edited a book that compares the ethnopolitical reception and experiences of ethnic return migrants in their ancestral homelands in various European and East Asian countries. 

Tsuda's most recent research examines the ethnic minority status of Japanese Americans across the generations and the extent to which they remain connected to their ethnic heritage. This is part of a larger project on the Japanese "diaspora" in the Americas, which will eventually compare Japanese Americans and Japanese Brazilians in the varying ethnoracial and historical contexts of the United States and Brazil.  He is also currently conducting research about mixed-race Asians (people whose ethnic heritage is a mixture of Asian and non-Asian ancestries) in the United States.

 

Publications
  • Selected Recent Publications

    Takeyuki Tsuda.  2016.  Japanese American Ethnicity: In Search of Heritage and Homeland across Generations. New York: New York University Press.

    Takeyuki Tsuda.  2015.  "Recovering Heritage and Homeland: Ethnic Revival among Fourth Generation Japanese Americans."  Sociological Inquiry 85(4):600-627.

    Tsuda, Takeyuki.  2015.  “History and the Second Generation: Differences Between Pre and Postwar Japanese American Nisei.”  In Spaces of Identity: Constructing and Contesting Belonging among the Children of Immigrants, Faith G. Nibbs and Caroline B. Brettell, eds.  Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.  

    Baker, Brenda and Takeyuki Tsuda, eds.  2015.  Migration and Disruptions: Toward a Unified Theory of Ancient and Contemporary Migrations.  Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

    Baker, Brenda and Takeyuki Tsuda.  2015.  "Introduction: Bridging the Past and Present in Assessing Migration."  In Migration and Disruptions: Toward a Unified Theory of Ancient and Contemporary Migrations, Brenda Baker and Takeyuki Tsuda, eds. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

    Tsuda, Takeyuki, et. al.  2015.  "Unifying Themes in Studies of Ancient and Contemporary Migrations."  In Migration and Disruptions: Toward a Unified Theory of Ancient and Contemporary Migrations, Brenda Baker and Takeyuki Tsuda, eds. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

    Tsuda, Takeyuki.  2015.  "Unequal in the Court of Public Opinion: Mexican and Asian Immigrants in the United States."  In Migration and Disruptions: Toward a Unified Theory of Ancient and Contemporary Migrations, Brenda Baker and Takeyuki Tsuda, eds. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

    Tsuda, Takeyuki and Brenda Baker.  2015.  "Conclusion: Migration and Disruptions from Prehistory to the Present."  In Migration and Disruptions: Toward a Unified Theory of Ancient and Contemporary Migrations, Brenda Baker and Takeyuki Tsuda, eds. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

    Tsuda, Takeyuki.  2014.  “‘I’m American, Not Japanese!’: The Struggle for Racial Citizenship Among Later-Generation Japanese Americans.”  Ethnic and Racial Studies 37(3):405-424.

    Tsuda, Takeyuki, Maria Tapias, and Xavier Escandell.  2014.  “ Locating the Global in Transnational Ethnography.”  Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 43(2):123–147.

    Tsuda, Takeyuki.  2012.  “Disconnected from the ‘Diaspora’: Japanese Americans and the Lack of Transnational Ethnic Networks.”  Journal of Anthropological Research 68(2):95-116.

    Tsuda, Takeyuki.  2012.  “Whatever Happened to Simultaneity?  Transnational Migration Theory and Dual Engagement in Sending and Receiving Countries.”  Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 38(4):631-649.

    Tsuda, Takeyuki.  2011.  “Modern Perspectives on Ancient Migrations.”  In Rethinking Anthropological Perspectives on Migration, Graciela Cabana and Jeffery Clark, eds.  Gainesville: University Press of Florida, pp.313-338.

    Tsuda, Takeyuki.  2011.  “When Human Capital Does Not Matter: Local Contexts of Reception and Immigrant Wages in Japan.”  GeoJournal 76(6):641-659.

    Tsuda, Takeyuki.  2010.  “Ethnic Return Migration and the Nation-State: Encouraging the Diaspora to Return ‘Home.’”  Nations and Nationalism 16(4):616-636.

    Tsuda, Takeyuki, ed.  2009.  Diasporic Homecomings: Ethnic Return Migration in Comparative Perspective.  Stanford: Stanford University Press.

    Tsuda, Takeyuki.  2007.  “Bringing Humanity Back into International Migration: Anthropological Contributions.”  City and Society 19(1):19-35.

    Tsuda, Takeyuki, ed.  2006.  Local Citizenship in Recent Countries of Immigration: Japan in Comparative Perspective.   Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

    Cornelius, Wayne, Takeyuki Tsuda, Philip L. Martin, and James F. Hollifield, eds.  2004.  Controlling Immigration: A Global Perspective (second edition).  Stanford: Stanford University Press.

    Tsuda, Takeyuki.   2003.  Strangers in the Ethnic Homeland: Japanese Brazilian Return Migration in Transnational Perspective.  New York: Columbia University Press.

Research Activity
  • Baker,Brenda J*, Tsuda,Takeyuki. Workshop: Disruptions as a Cause and Consequence of Migration in Human History. WENNER-GREN FDN(1/1/2012 - 6/30/2012).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 541Theory in Sociocultural Anthro
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 378McGlobalization
ASB 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 202Imm & Ethnic Relations in US
ASB 378McGlobalization
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
JUS 799Dissertation
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 497Honors Colloquium
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 591Seminar
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 378Globalization
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 202Imm & Ethnic Relations in US
ASB 378Globalization
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 541Theory in Sociocultural Anthro
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 378Globalization
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 591Seminar
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 202Imm & Ethnic Relations in US
AFR 202Imm & Ethnic Relatioions in US
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 202Imm & Ethnic Relations in US
AFS 202Imm & Ethnic Relatioions in US
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 580Practicum
ASB 584Internship
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 541Theory in Sociocultural Anthro
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Takeyuki Tsuda. Diasporicity and Japanese Americans. Center for Japanese Studies conference, "Global Japan Forum," UCLA (May 2014).
  • Takeyuki Tsuda. In Search of Heritage and Homeland: Ethnic Revival Among Later-Generation Japanese Americans. Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship lecture, University of Bristol, UK (Mar 2014).
  • Takeyuki Tsuda. "Global Inequities and Diasporic Return: Japanese American and Japanese Brazilian Encounters with the Ethnic Homeland". Department of Anthropology and Council on East Asian Studies colloquium, Yale University (Oct 2009).
  • Takeyuki Tsuda. "Historical Overview of Migrations: Brazil and Japan". Council on East Asian Studies special lecture, Yale University (Oct 2009).
  • Takeyuki Tsuda. "Is the ‘Japanese Diaspora’ Really Diasporic? Japanese Descent Ethnic Minorities in the Americas". Center for Social Research Conference, University of Colima, Mexico (Oct 2009).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. "Ethnic Return Migration and the Nation-State: Encouraging the Diaspora to Come ‘Home’". Regional Integration and Social Cohesion Conference, University of Luxembourg (Nov 2008).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. "U.S. Immigration Control Policy". Immigration lecture series, University of Missouri at St. Louis, September 24 (Sep 2008).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. "‘Japanese’ in Brazil but ‘Brazilian’ in Japan: The Transnational Ethnic Experiences of the Japanese Brazilians". Latin America and Japanese Studies lecture series, Harvard University (Apr 2008).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Global Inequities and Diasporic Return: Japanese American and Japanese Brazilian Encounters with the Ethnic Homeland. Annual Meeting, American Anthropological Association (Nov 2006).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Korean Ethnic Return Migrants in South Korea: Receptions, Perceptions, and Identities. New Zealand Asia Institute conference (Nov 2006).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Labor and Migration in the Twenty-First Century: A Dialogue with Philip L. Martin. Annual Meeting, American Anthropological Association (Nov 2006).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Bringing Humanity Back into International Migration: Anthropological Contributions. Annual Meeting, American Anthropological Association (Nov 2006).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Ethnic Return Migrants: A Global Perspective. New Zealand Asia Institute conference, "Korean Ethnic Return Migrants in South Korea" Univ. Auckland (Nov 2006).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Human Migration, The Causes for Contemporary Migration: Differences from the Past?. School of Human Evolution and Social Change conference (Oct 2006).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. The Causes for Contemporary Migration: Differences from the Past?. ASU SHESC conference/workshop, "Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Human Migration" (Oct 2006).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. The Nikkei Historical Legacy: The Experiences of Japanese American Youth Today. Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego Annual Meeting (Oct 2006).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Ethnic Return Migration and the Nation-State: Encouraging the Diaspora to Come 'Home'. Summer Institute on International Migration (Jun 2006).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. The Asian Diaspora in the Americas, When Minorities Migrate: The Racialization of Japanese Brazilians in Brazil and Japan. Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies and Asian American Studies Program conference (Jun 2005).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Diasporic Homecomings: Ethnic Return Migrants in Comparative Perspective, Migration and Alienation: Japanese Brazilian Ethnic Return Migrants and the Search for Homeland Abroad. Center for Comparative Immigration Studies conference (May 2005).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Department of Anthropology Colloquium (Apr 2005).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Center for Asian Studies Colloquium (Feb 2005).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Center for International Studies and East Asian Studies Colloquium (Dec 2004).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Academic Publishing. Summer Institute on International Migration (Jun 2004).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Transnational Communities Without a Consciousness? The Case of Japanese Brazilian Return Migration. Annual Meeting, Association for Asian Studies (Mar 2004).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Japanese Brazilian Return Migration and the Making of Japan's Newest Immigrant Minority. Center for Japanese Studies colloquium (Jan 2004).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Crossing Ethnic Boundaries: Japanese Brazilian Return Migrants and the Ethnic Challenge of Japan's Newest Immigrant Minority. Annual Meeting, American Anthropological Association (Nov 2002).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Homecomings. Annual Meeting, American Anthropological Association (Nov 2002).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Reluctant Hosts? Japan as a Recent Country of Immigration in Comparative Perspective. Center for Comparative Immigration Studies conference, Government Policy, Immigrant Reality (Oct 2002).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Policy Challenges for International Migrant Rights. Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (May 2002).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Controlling Immigration: A Global Perspective, Japan: The Illusion of Immigration Control. Center for Comparative Immigration Studies conference (May 2002).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Department of Sociology and Anthropology colloquium (Mar 2002).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. The Changing Boundaries Within, Ethnic Resistance and Japanese Nationalism: Japanese Brazilian Return Migrants and their Ethnic Impact in Japan. Department of Anthropology colloquium (Mar 2002).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Division of Social Sciences colloquium (Feb 2002).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Department of Anthropology colloquium (Feb 2002).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Domesticating the Immigrant Other: Ethnic Essentialization and Discourses of Tradition in Japanese Media Images of Nikkeijin Return Migrants. Annual Meeting, American Anthropological Association (Dec 2001).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. The Illusion of Ethnic Homogeneity in Japan. AASCU Summer Institute (Jun 2001).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Rethinking Minority/Majority Relations: Cultural Identity and Political Process for Asians in the Americas, The Benefits of Being Minority: The Ethnic Status of the Japanese Brazilians as a Positive Minority in Brazil. Center for Pacific Rim Studies, Latin American Studies, and Asian American Studies workshop (May 2001).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Host Societies and the Reception of Immigrants: Institutions, Markets, and Policies, Labor Market Incorporation of Immigrants in Japan and the United States: A Comparative Study. Weatherhead Center for International Affairs conference (May 2001).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Department of Ethnic Studies Distinguished Lecture (May 2001).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Asians in Latin America. Center for Latin American Studies colloquium (Apr 2001).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Immigration and Japanese Nationalism: The Ethnic Impact of Nikkeijin Return Migrants. Annual Meeting, Association for Asian Studies (Mar 2001).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. University of California at San Diego. University of California Comparative Immigration and Integration Research Program workshop (Feb 2001).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Department of Human Development and Psychology colloquium (Jan 2001).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Annual Meeting, American Anthropological Association (Nov 2000).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Center for Comparative Immigration Studies Research Seminar (Oct 2000).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Asians in Latin America, 'Multi-Ethnic' Fieldwork in Brazil and Japan. Center for Latin American Studies colloquium (Oct 2000).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Challenges of the Diaspora: Asians and Jews in Latin America, The Benefits of Being Minority: The Ethnic Status of the Japanese Brazilians in Brazil. American Jewish Committee and Center for Comparative Immigration Studies conference (May 2000).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Intergenerational Legacy Project. Japanese American Service Committee (May 2000).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Society of Fellows Workshop. (Apr 2000).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Homeless Abroad: Migration, Alienation, and Liminality in the Ethnic Homeland. Annual Meeting, Association for Asian Studies (Mar 2000).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Department of Anthropology colloquium (Feb 2000).
  • Tsuda, Takeyuki. Department of East Asian Studies colloquium (Feb 2000).
Service

Departmental Service

2016                   Interim Elections Officer

2015-2017          Subdiscipline head of Sociocultural Anthropology

2015-2017          Anthropology Graduate Committee

2015-2016          Chair, Diversity Taskforce

2015                   Chair, Governance Restructuring Taskforce

2015                   Executive Committee

2015                   Chair, Workload Taskforce

2014                   Chair, Faculty Search Committee (targeted diversity hire)

2014                   Chair, Faculty Search Committee (targeted spousal hire)

2014-2016          Personnel Committee

2014-2015          Professional Conduct Representative

2012-2013          Undergraduate Committee

2010                   Museum Committee

2009-2013          Subdiscipline head of Sociocultural Anthropology

2009-2013          Executive Committee

2009-2013          Anthropology Graduate Committee

2009-2010          Faculty Search Committee, environmental anthropology hires

2008-2009          Chair, Faculty Search Committee (Director of the Museum Studies Program)

2008                   Ad Hoc Search Committee for Research Professor

2007-2010          Space Committee

2006-2010          Research Committee

2006-2008          Colloquium Committee (Chair, 2007-2008)

                                University Service

2013-2015          CLAS Senate Representative

2010-2013          University Advisory Council, North American Center for Transborder Studies

2008-present      Graduate Faculty, School of Justice and Social Inquiry and School of Social and Family Dynamics

2008-2009          College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Committee on the Quality of Instruction

2008-present      Director, Graduate Certificate in Immigration Studies

2007-2009          Personnel Committee, Asian and Pacific American Studies

2007                   Y. F. Wu Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Scholarship selection committee

2006-2015          Faculty Affiliate, Asian Pacific American Studies Program, Center for Population Dynamics

                                 National and International Service

2014                   National Endowment of the Humanities review panel, Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations

2014                   Social Science Research Council reviewer, Dissertation Proposal Development

                           Fellowship Program

2012-present      National Center of Science and Technology Evaluation (Kazakhstan)

                           research proposal reviewer

2012                   Social Science Research Council reviewer, Dissertation Proposal Development

                           Fellowship Program

2011-present      National Science Foundation review panel, Cultural Anthropology Doctoral

Dissertation Improvement Grants

2011                   Scientific Review Committee (international conference on migration,

University College London)

2010-present      Editorial Board, Regions and Cohesion (Berghahn Journals)

2009-2011          J. I. Staley Book Prize review panel member (for best book in anthropology)

2006-present      Research Associate, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, UC San Diego

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