Hirabayashi, Lane Ryo

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HIRABAYASHI, Lane Ryo. American, b. 1952. Genres: Cultural/Ethnic topics, Anthropology/Ethnology. Career: University of California, Los Angeles, lecturer in Asian American studies, 1981-82; University of California, Santa Barbara, lecturer in Asian American studies, 1982; California State University, Long Beach, lecturer in Asian American studies, 1982; San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, lecturer, 1983, associate professor, 1984-88, professor of Asian American studies, 1988-91; University of Colorado, Boulder, associate professor of Asian American studies and anthropology, 1991-, ethnic studies, 1996-, coordinator of Asian American studies, 1992-. Center for Japanese American Studies, San Francisco, CA, member, 1975-; Japanese Community Youth Council, San Francisco, member of board of directors, 1984-91; performed as a musician with Asian American Theater Company, San Francisco, and East-West Players, Los Angeles; consultant to Japanese American National Museum and National Japanese American Historical Society. Publications: (with G. Tanaka) The Early Gardena Valley and the Issei (monograph), 1986; The Delectable Berry: Japanese American Contributions to the Development of the Strawberry Industry on the West Coast (monograph), 1989; Cultural Capital: Mountain Zapotec Regional Associations in Mexico City, 1993. EDITOR: (and author of introduction) Inside an American Concentration Camp: Japanese American Resistance in Poston, 1995; (with T. Altamirano and contrib.) Migrants, Regional Identities, and Latin American Cities, 1996. Contributor to books and academic journals. Address: Department of Ethnic Studies, Ketchum 30, University of Colorado, Campus Box 339, Boulder, CO 80309, U.S.A.