BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20100211T000000Z DTEND:20100211T000000Z DESCRIPTION:The UCLA Asian American Studies Center is hosting the "Breaking Ground Speaker Series" that will highlight innovative research topics abo ut the Asian American and Pacific Islander community as part of its 40th a nniversary celebration.\n\nOn February 11\, 2010\, Professor Matsumoto wil l be discussing Nisei girls and young women in Los Angeles and their invol vement in Nisei literary networks and other cultural activities in pre-war Little Tokyo.\n\nProfessor Matsumoto teaches Asian American Studies and H istory. She was the first Asian American woman to attain tenure in the UCL A History Department. She also has received awards for teaching\, such as the C. Doris and Toshio Hoshide Distinguished Teaching Prize in 2006 as we ll as the university-wide Distinguished Teaching Award in 2007. Matsumoto has written <em>Farming the Home Place: A Japanese American Community in C alifornia\, 1919-1982</em> and co-edited <em>Over the Edge: Remapping The American West</em>.\n\n**Lunch will be provided**\n\nOther cosponsors of t he event include: the Asian American and Pacific Island Studies Undergradu ate Association (APIUA)\, the Asian American Studies Graduate Students Ass ociation\, Asian American Studies Department\, Department of English\, His tory Department\, Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies\ , and the Women&rsquo\;s Studies Department. SUMMARY:Breaking Ground Speaker Series: Valerie Matsumoto URL:/en/events/2010/02/11/breaking-ground-speaker-series-valerie-matsumoto/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR