Fields of interest: Asian American History; U.S.
20th Century, Women's History, Oral History.
Education: Ph.D., Stanford, 1985
Guest Editor, Amerasia Journal 26:1 (2000) special issue, "Histories and Historians in the Making."
Over the Edge: Remapping The American West, co-edited with Blake Allmendinger (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999)
"Reflections on Oral History: Research in a Japanese American Community," Feminist Dilemmas in Fieldwork, ed. Diane L. Wolf (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1996)
"Redefining Expectations: Nisei Women in the 1930s," California History (Spring 1994): 44-53, 88.
Farming the Home Place: A Japanese American Community in California, 1919-1982 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1993)
"Desperately Seeking 'Deirdre': Gender Roles, Multicultural Relations, and Nisei Women Writers of the 1930s," Frontiers 12, No. 1 (1991): 19-32.
"Japanese American Women During World War II," Frontiers 8, No. 1 (1984): 6-14.