Department of Ethnic Studies - College of Letters and Science - University of California, Berkeley

People / Faculty

Lecturers Faculty

Lisa Hirai Tsuchitani


Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

Japanese American History, API Educational Issues

PhD, Social and Cultural Studies in Education, U.C. Berkeley


  • 524 Barrows Hall


Bio & Research Interests

Her academic service has included work with the Staff Affirmative Action Department, the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, the Center for the Teaching and Study of American Cultures, the Student Learning Center, and the UC Office of the President. 

Dr. Tsuchitani also has worked closely with a variety of Bay Area nonprofit organizations, foundations, and schools.  She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Cupertino Educational Endowment Foundation (CEEF), which has provided over $17 million in art, music, and technology program support for the 19,000+ students of the Cupertino Union School District.

Courses Taught

Asian Ameircan and Asian Diaspora Studies 122 "Japanes American History"

Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies 146 "Asian Americans and Education"