- Classes offered for Fall 2013
- Previously offered courses
- About the Instructor
- Articles featuring Amy Sueyoshi
- Video and Audio Clips
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Previously offered courses
ETHS380/SXS380 ONLINE Coloring Queer
ETHS380/HMSX380 Coloring Queer
ETHS600/HIST466 History of U.S. People of Color
ETHS640/840 Race and Sexual Migration
ETHS645/HMSX645 Sex in the City
ETHS670/HIST462 Making Whites
SXS301 Introduction to LGBT Studies SXS300 Introduction to Sexuality Studies
SXS702 Sexuality in Historical Perspective
ETHS710 Theories of Ethnic Studies
HMSX750 Queer Theory
Amy Sueyoshi previously held a joint appointment in Race and Resistance Studies and Sexuality Studies. She joined the faculty at San Francisco State University in Fall 2002 after completing a Ph.D. in U.S. history from UCLA. She only teaches one course a year due to her administrative responsibilities.Back to top
Research Interest - U.S. History, Sexuality, Gender, Race, Immigration, Asian America
Queer Compulsions: Race, Nation, and Sexuality in the Affairs of Yone Noguchi
Poet Yone Noguchi, more famously as known as the father of acclaimed artist Isamu Noguchi, enmeshed himself in several duplicitous affairs at the turn of the century. As Yone wrote passionate letters of love to western writer Charles Warren Stoddard, he proposed marriage to Alabama’s first historian Ethel Armes and impregnated editor Léonie Gilmour. Private fantasies and frustrated intimacies attest to how even the most seemingly selfish acts of sexuality are bound up in socio-cultural norms.
Animating Anxieties: Middle Class Meanings of Race, Gender, and Sexuality in San Francisco, 1895-1924
In the late 1890s, gender and sexuality in San Francisco seemed out of control. Divorce rates climbed, women were becoming mannish, and extramarital sex seemed unstoppable. Social critics protested the seeming chaos, projecting their moral fears on city Asians. Ethnic characterizations not only articulated gender and sexual anxieties, but also ordered the city’s diverse residents by marking their gender and sexual norms as different from an “American” population. These representations underscored not only how discussions of morality are often racialized, but also how operations of gender and sexuality evocatively clarify the ubiquity of white privilege.
Under review at University of Colorado Press
Dragon Fruit Oral History Project
Asian Pacific Islander queer women and transgender activist history from the 1970s and 1980s is at risk of being lost. No archive actively collects their materials and queer elders in the community are approaching their seventies. Dragon Fruit Project trains members of APIQWTC (Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community) to collect and record their own history, deposit collected materials and recorded oral histories at the GLBT Historical Society archive, and exhibit their activism at the GLBT History Museum in the Castro District of San Francisco as a significant first step in preserving their history.
“Intimate Inequalities: Interracial Affection and Same-sex Love in the ‘Heterosexual’ life of Yone Noguchi, 1897-1909,” Journal of American Ethnic History 29, no. 4 (Summer 2010): 22-44.
“Finding Fellatio: Friendship, History and Yone Noguchi,” in Embodying Asian American Sexualities, Gina Masequesmay and Sean Metzger, ed., (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009): 157-172.
“Friday the Thirteenth – Love, Commitment, and then Catastrophe: Personal Reflections on the Marriage Equality Movement,” Amerasia Journal- Special Issue: Asian Americans and the Marriage Equality Debate 32, no.1 (2006): xi-xvii.
“Mindful Masquerades: Que(e)rying Japanese Immigrant Dress in Turn-of-the-Century San Francisco,” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 26, no. 3 (2005): 67-100.
“Sexuality and Asian Pacific Islander History,” Asian Pacific American Collective History Project, 2004 [online]; available from http://apachp.net/; Internet.
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Articles featuring Amy Sueyoshi
Castro gets LGBT Museum – Bay Area Reporter
Amy Sueyoshi is Queering the Academy - National Sexuality Resource Center (11/08/10)
Historical Society Re-Launches Passionate Struggle Archives - SF Bay Times (02/18/10)
GLBT Historical Society Holds Ceremony to Open Castro Museum - SF Bay Times (12/31/08)
Ribbon-cutting at museum - Bay Area Reporter (12/25/08)
Gay history museum opens in Castro - Bay Area Reporter (12/04/08)
Students tackle issue of whiteness in America - SF State News (02/17/04)
New SFSU College of Ethnic Studies course: Whiteness studies - SF State News (02/05/04)
The Hottest Sex Tips on the Planet - Cosmopolitan
ASIAN POP Exotic, Erotic Asia - San Francisco Chronicle (09/24/04)Back to top
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