Tracy Lai

Seattle, WA


Tracy Lai is grateful to University of Washington’s Asian Studies Development grants for supporting her reviving Asian Studies at Seattle Central College where she has taught for several decades.  She is a 2013 Fulbright-Hayes Abroad Social Sciences in China scholar and was a participant for the AFL-CIO Solidarity Center delegation to Cambodia (2010) and the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance delegation to Tokyo and Okinawa (2019). Her community-based collaborations include being an original volunteer for Densho, Japanese American Legacy Project and a speaker for the Wing Luke Museum NEH Summer Teacher workshops.  She is receiving the 2024 Engaged Scholar Award from the Association for Asian American Studies and is currently co-authoring with Kim Geron, California State University, East Bay, a chapter on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Labor for Foundations and Futures, UCLA’s Asian American and Pacific Islanders multimedia textbook for K-14 students and teachers.

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