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Dr. Kristine Dennehy and Dr. Ester E. Hernàndez

Episode Summary

Today Jonelle Strickland connects with Dr. Kristine Dennehy and Dr. Ester E. Hernàndez. This episode was recorded live on October 24 at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, CA.

Episode Notes

Today Jonelle Strickland connects with Dr. Kristine Dennehy and Dr. Ester E. Hernàndez. This episode was recorded live on October 24 at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, CA.

Dr. Kristine Dennehy is a history professor at California State University Fullerton, with a specialization in Japanese and Korean history. A Connecticut native, Dr. Dennehy majored in Japanese language at Georgetown University, completed her M.A. in Asian Studies at Sophia University in Tokyo, and received her Ph.D. in history at UCLA (2002) with a dissertation entitled “Memories of Colonial Korea in Postwar Japan.” In 2008-09, Dr. Dennehy served Historical Adviser for an oral history project interviewing over 80 Japanese-American veterans who had served in the Military Intelligence Service during the Allied Occupation of Japan (1945-1952) as interpreters and translators.

Dr, Ester E. Hernàndez earned her Ph.D. in Social Science at UC Irvine and is a professor Chicana/o Latina/o Studies at CalStateLA. She has published on Salvadoran migration and remittances in social science journals such as the Journal of American Ethnic History and Economy & Society. Born in El Salvador, she serves on the board of directors of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) and is the co-editor of the anthology U.S. Central Americans: Reconstructing Memories, Struggles and Communities of Resistance (University of Arizona Press) about 1.5 and second generation Centroamericanas/os and U.S. Central Americans.

Jonelle Strickland teaches research writing and first-year composition in the School of Criminal Justice at California State University Long Beach and in the English department at Santiago Canyon College, respectively. She is proud to be a Dreamer Ally and an advocate for all of her students.

Producer: Heritage Future
Host: Jonelle Strickland
Guest: Dr. Kristine Dennehy and Dr. Ester E. Hernàndez
Audio: Brew Sessions Live
Creative + Cultural Podcast music composed and performed by Dan Reckard

Chapters is a five-part Creative + Cultural Podcast series dedicated to stories surrounding the exclusion, forced removal, and internment of Japanese-Americans. The program also parallels a narrative thread through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

This project was made possible with support from Chapman University, The California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, a state-funded grant project of the California State Library and from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit chapman.edu, library.ca.gov and calhum.org.