Lecturer of Asian American Studies
Mana Hayakawa (she/they) is a lecturer in Asian American studies at UC Davis. She completed her Ph.D. in Culture and Performance with a concentration in Asian American studies at UCLA. Her research examines Asian American dance and performance of non-normative bodies in the context of empire, and shifting terms of race, gender and citizenship. Her writing is included in the anthology Our Voices, Our Histories: Asian American and Pacific Islander Women (NYU Press, 2020). As an interdisciplinary educator she has taught in the fields of Civic Engagement, Disability Studies and Dance, and she has worked at CSU Fresno, UCLA, Stanford University, Pomona College, and University of Massachusetts, Amherst.