Todd Honma

Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies

With Pitzer Since: 2012
Field Group: Asian American Studies
Campus Address: Scott Hall 200B
Phone: 909.607.9416
Email: todd_honma@pitzer.edu
Office Hours: Monday 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.; Wednesdays 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Educational Background

Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of California, San Diego
MA, PhD, University of Southern California
MA, MLIS, University of California, Los Angeles
BA, University of California, Berkeley

Recent Courses

Tattoos in American Popular Culture (FYS6)

Filipino American Experiences (ASAM135)

Asian American and Queer Zines (ASAM75)

Tattoos, Piercing, and Body Adornment (ASAM128)

Selected Publications

“Libraries as Contested Community and Cultural Space: The Monterey Park Library,” AAPI Nexus: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Policy, Practice and Community, vol.5, no.1 (2007). With Clara M. Chu.

“Trippin’ Over the Color Line: The Invisibility of Race in Library and Information Studies,” InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, vol. 1, no. 2 (2005).

Selected Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

In Visibility: Race and Libraries,” invited talk at the Annual Conference of the American Library Association, Chicago, IL, June 30, 2013.

“Baliktad: A Diasporic Aesthetic,” paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of Asian American Studies, Seattle, WA, April 19, 2013.

“‘Like Carrying Owls to Athens’: The Aesthetic Intimacies of Phil Sparrow,” paper presented at Queer Places, Practices & Lives: A Symposium in Honor of Samuel Steward, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, May 18, 2012.

“Pigments of ImagiNation: Tattoos, Corporeality, and the Aesthetics of Race,” paper presented at the Association of Asian American Studies Conference, Washington, D.C., April 14, 2012.

“Marks of Racialization: Tattoos, Race, and the Asia-Pacific,” paper presented at the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, February 11, 2012.

“American Black and Grey: Race, Criminality and Tattooing in Southern California,” paper presented at the Critical Ethnic Studies and the Future of Genocide Conference, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, March 10, 2011.

Selected Commentary and Media Coverage

Professor Honma was interviewed for “Claudine del Rosario: Talking Story with Todd Honma” in the Purple Root Collective, Issue 1, fall 2013.

Professor Honma was quoted in “Famed tattoo artist Mark Mahoney is going strong on the Sunset Strip,” Los Angeles Times, August 27, 2013.

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