Office of the Chancellor

Feb. 13 - Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

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Judy Wu

Judy Wu

Judy Tzu-Chun Wu is a professor and chair of the Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She received her Ph.D. in U.S. History from Stanford University and previously taught for seventeen years at Ohio State University. She authored Dr. Mom Chung of the Fair-Haired Bastards: the Life of a Wartime Celebrity (University of California Press, 2005) and Radicals on the Road: Internationalism, Orientalism, and Feminism during the Vietnam Era (Cornell University Press, 2013). Her current book project, a collaboration with political scientist Gwendolyn Mink, explores the political career of Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first woman of color U.S. congressional representative and the co-sponsor of Title IX. She also is working on a book that focuses on Asian American and Pacific Islander Women who attended the 1977 National Women’s Conference, with contributions from former and current students: Adrienne Winans, Sophaline Chuong, Malire Lozada, and Justine Trinh. Wu co-edited Women’s America: Refocusing the Past, 8th Edition (Oxford 2015), Gendering the Trans-Pacific World (Brill 2017), and Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies (2012-2017). She also co-edits Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 (Alexander Street Press) and is the incoming editor for Amerasia Journal.  Wu enjoys mentoring undergraduate and graduate students on individual and collective projects and experimenting with digital humanities formats to tell meaningful stories.