UW Bothell Professor Scott Kurashige elected president of American Studies Association

News Release
March 14, 2018
Contact: Laura Mansfield 425-324-1100, lmans@uw.edu 

UW Bothell Professor Scott Kurashige elected president of American Studies Association

BOTHELL, Washington — University of Washington Bothell Professor Scott Kurashige has been elected president of the American Studies Association

A national associated based in Washington, D.C., the ASA promotes interdisciplinary research on U.S. culture and history. It supports scholars committed to original research, critical thinking and public dialogue.  

Kurashige will serve as president-elect for a year starting July 1, followed by one year as president beginning July 1, 2019. The election is a recognition of UW Bothell’s growing reputation, especially its commitment to diversity, interdisciplinary education and socially engaged scholarship, Kurashige said.

The ASA’s trust in Kurashige is well-placed and an honor for UW Bothell, said Chancellor Wolf Yeigh.

Kurashige is faculty in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences. Some classes he has taught include Introduction to Asian-American Studies, and Diversity, Leadership and Engagement. He researches 20th and 21st century American history, urbanism and social movements from the vantage points of black and Asian-American studies. Kurashige is the author of two books, most recently “The Fifty-Year Rebellion: How the U.S. Political Crisis Began in Detroit” (University of California Press, 2017).

About UW Bothell: UW Bothell provides access to an exceptional University of Washington education to students in a small campus environment that fosters student achievement. Offering more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, UW Bothell builds regional partnerships, inspires change, creates knowledge, shares discoveries and prepares students for leadership in the state of Washington and beyond.