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Todd Honma PhD
Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies

Todd Honma

With Pitzer Since: 2012
Field Group: Asian American Studies
Campus Address: Scott Hall 200B
Phone: 909.607.9416

Chancellor's Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of California, San Diego
M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California‚Ä®
M.A., M.L.I.S., University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Recent Courses

Tattoos in American Popular Culture (FYS6)

Filipino American Experiences (ASAM135)

Asian American and Queer Zines (ASAM75)

Tattoos, Piercing, and Body Adornment (ASAM128)

Selected Publications:

"Libraries as Contested Community and Cultural Space: The Monterey Park Library," AAPI Nexus: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Policy, Practice and Community, vol.5, no.1 (2007). With Clara M. Chu.

 "Trippin' Over the Color Line: The Invisibility of Race in Library and Information Studies," InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, vol. 1, no. 2 (2005).

"Ting-a-ling-ling: A Sexual Wake-Up Call," Hitting Critical Mass: A Journal of Asian American Cultural Criticism, vol. 2, no. 2 (1995).

Recent Conferences and Invited Talks:

"'Like Carrying Owls to Athens': The Aesthetic Intimacies of Phil Sparrow," paper presented at Queer Places, Practices & Lives: A Symposium in Honor of Samuel Steward, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, May 18, 2012.

"Pigments of ImagiNation: Tattoos, Corporeality, and the Aesthetics of Race," paper presented at the Association of Asian American Studies Conference, Washington, D.C., April 14, 2012.

"Marks of Racialization: Tattoos, Race, and the Asia-Pacific," paper presented at the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, February 11, 2012.

"American Black and Grey: Race, Criminality and Tattooing in Southern California," paper presented at the Critical Ethnic Studies and the Future of Genocide Conference, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, March 10, 2011.