Christina Hsu Accomando

PhD
Biography: 

Dr. Christina Hsu Accomando teaches multi-ethnic U.S. literature, ethnic studies, women's studies and multicultural queer studies. Her scholarship focuses on the law and literature of U.S. slavery and resistance, including the work of Harriet Jacobs, Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass, as well as contemporary issues of race, gender and the law.

Dr. Accomando is the author of "The Regulations of Robbers": Legal Fictions of Slavery and Resistance (Ohio State University Press), and her articles have appeared in the Norton Critical Edition of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, as well as journals including MELUS, African American Review, Feminism & Psychology, and The Antioch Review. She is the editor of the 11th edition of Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Studies, used in classrooms across the nation.

At Humboldt, Dr. Accomando is the advisor for the Ethnic American Literatures minor and co-founder of the Multicultural Queer Studies program. Her courses include "Power/Privilege," "Asian American Studies," "Race, Gender and U.S. Law," "Multicultural Queer Narratives," "Performing Race and Gender," "Poetry and Protest," "Black Lives Matter," "Audre Lorde: Language & Power," and "Asian American Literatures."

Dr. Accomando is active in the annual Campus/Community Dialogue on Race, the Eureka Chinatown Project, and the Eureka NAACP.

Research: 

Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Studies (Co-editor, 11th edition, Macmillan, 2020).

"The Regulations of Robbers": Legal Fictions of Slavery and Resistance (Ohio State University Press, 2001).

Bao Phi. Asian American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students (Greenwood, 2021).

The Pitfalls of Ally Performance: Why Coalition Work Is More Effective Than Ally Theater. With Kristin J. Anderson. "Benign" Bigotry blog on Psychology Today (2019). 

The Cynical Red Herring of Arming Teachers. With Kristin J. Anderson. "Benign" Bigotry blog on Psychology Today (2018). 

Troubling the “Beat Inevitable”: Brooks, Ellison, and the Cultural Logic of Lynching. MELUS (2017).

Social Justice, Action, and Teaching: The Legacies of Eric Rofes. Humboldt Journal of Social Relations (2012).

"All its people, including its jotería": Rewriting Nationalisms in Cherríe Moraga's Queer Aztlán. Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, Special Issue on Oppression and Resistance (2007).

Resisting Slavery among the Pettifoggers: Sojourner Truth as Legal Actor. MELUS Special Issue on "Multi Ethnic Literatures and the Idea of Social Justice" (2003).

Exposing the Lie of Neutrality: June Jordan's Affirmative Acts. Still Seeking an Attitude: Critical Reflections on the Work of June Jordan. 33-47. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2004.

"Real" Boys? Manufacturing Masculinity and Erasing Privilege in Popular Books on Raising Boys. With Kristin J. Anderson. Feminism and Psychology (2002).

"The Laws Were Laid Down to Me Anew": Harriet Jacobs and the Reframing of Legal Fictions. African American Review (1998). (Reprinted in Norton Critical Edition of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, 2000).

Christina Hsu Accomando
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