Lecturer American Studies
Laura Hall received her PhD in Ethnic Studies and an MA in Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation focused on the creolization of Chinese communities in the Caribbean. She has taught in American Studies at the University of California, at Berkeley and at Santa Cruz. She has published essays on the Chinese in Guyana and on the works of author Timothy Mo and Kazuo Ishiguro.
Hall currently coordinates the American Studies Major Concentration in Southwest Studies. Her areas of interest are the American Southwest, the Chinese Diaspora and Caribbean culture and history.
"The Shit Hits the Fan: Timothy Mo’s New World Disorder" in China Fictions/English Language: Literary Essays in Diaspora, Memory, Story edited by A. Robert Lee. Rodopi Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Forthcoming 2008.
"Trial and Error: Representations of a Recent Past," in Encounters: People of Asian Descent in the Americas, edited by Roshni Rustomji-Kerns. Rowman & Littlefield. 1999.
"The Arrival and Settlement of the Chinese in British Guiana in the Nineteenth Century," in The Chinese Diaspora: Selected Essays. Vol. I. Edited by Wang Ling-chi and Wang Gungwu. Times Academic Press, Singapore. 1998.
"New Nations, New Selves: The Novels of Timothy Mo and Kazuo Ishiguro" in Other Britain, Other British, edited by A. Robert Lee. London: Pluto Press, 1995.
AMST 186 Introduction to the Southwest
AMST 360 Tourism and Santa Fe
AMST 486 Senior Seminar: Tourism in the Southwest
AMST 285 American Life & Thought: Work in America