- PhD and MA, History, Stanford University
- MA, American Civilization, Brown University
- BA, History, Swarthmore College
Asian American history, race and ethnicity, immigration, California and the American West, gender, agricultural and rural history
Garden of the World: Asian Immigrants and the Making of Agriculture in California's Santa Clara Valley (Oxford University Press, 2013)
"‘Independent of the Unskilled Chinaman’: Race, Labor, and Family Farming in California’s Santa Clara Valley,” Western Historical Quarterly XXXVII (Winter 2006): 475-495.
“Sex, Lies, and Agriculture: Reconstructing Japanese Immigrant Gender Relations in Rural California, 1900-1913,” Pacific Historical Review 78 (May 2009): 171-209.
Asian American History, 1850-present (HIS 179)
Becoming an American: Immigration and American Culture (HIS 173)
California History (HIS 189)
History of the United States since 1865 (HIS 17B)
History of American Orientalism (HIS 102M)
Asian American Lives: History Through Biography (HIS 102M)