Cassel, Susie Lan 1966–

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Cassel, Susie Lan 1966–

PERSONAL: Born September 30, 1966, in Monrovia, Liberia; daughter of Russell N. (an air force officer and professor of education) and Lan (a homemaker; maiden name, Mieu; later surname, Dam) Cassel. Ethnicity: "Hapa." Education: Attended University of Guadalajara, 1984, and University of Tel Aviv, 1986; University of Southern California, B.A. (communication arts and sciences), 1986, B.A. (English; cum laude), 1987; Harvard University, M.A., 1988; University of California Riverside, Ph.D., 1996.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of Literature and Writing, California State University San Marcos, San Marcos, CA 92096-0001. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: City Colleges of Chicago, Chicago, IL, faculty member at extensions in Germany and Sicily, 1988–90; University of California, Irvine, lecturer in comparative cultures, 1995; California State University, San Marcos, associate professor of literature and writing, 1996–, vice president of Asian Pacific Faculty and Staff Association, 1994–96, coordinator of ethnic studies program, 1998–2002, department chair, 2002–. University of Maryland, teacher at extension in Sicily, 1989–90; guest speaker at other institutions, including University of San Diego and Harvard University. Lely Hayslip Global Village Foundation, member of board of directors, 1999–2001. Military service: U.S. Air Force, 1988–91; served in Europe and Asia; attained rank of officer.

MEMBER: Modern Language Association of America, Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, Association of Asian American Studies, San Diego Chinese Historical Society, Mortar Board, Skull and Dagger Society.

AWARDS, HONORS: Harry Brakebill Distinguished Professor of the Year Award, California State University San Marcos, 2000–01.


(Editor) Nation, Language, Culture: A Collection of Oral Histories, Project Innovation (San Diego, CA), 2000.

(Editor and contributor) The Chinese in America: A History from Gold Mountain to the New Millennium, AltaMira Press (Walnut Creek, CA), 2002.

Contributor to books, including Double Crossings/Entre Cruzamientos, edited by Mario Martin Flores and Carlos Von Son, Ediciones Nuevo Espacio (NJ), 2001. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including What's Hapa'ning, Reflections: On Community-based Writing Instruction, Journal of Asian American Studies, Frontiers: Journal of Women's Studies, and Education. Member of editorial board, College Student Journal, 1994–.

WORK IN PROGRESS: The Ah Quin Diaries, a critical edition, publication by Stanford University Press, expected in 2007; Ancestors, Foreigners, and Monsters: Tropological "Ghosts" in Asian American Literature; a book with Kathleen Moore called Techniques for the Thesis-bound Essay, by Addison Wesley Longman, publication expected in 2006.