Executive Committee

President: Greg Carter

Greg Carter is Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. His writing has appeared in Ethnic Studies Review, Journal of American Ethnic History, and Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union, edited by G. Reginald Daniel and Hettie V. Williams. He is the author of The United States of the United Races: A Utopian History of Racial Mixing (NYU Press 2013). He is currently President of the Critical Mixed Race Studies Association.

Vice-President: Chandra Crudup

Chandra has her BSW, MSW, and PhD in Social Work. She is a lecturer at Arizona State University where she is also a Faculty Fellow with the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy. Her research interests include the use of creative mediums to explore interracial marriage identity, social justice fatigue, supporting multiracial students in schools, and more. She is a Co-Founder of Mixed Roots Stories, which uses the power of storytelling to bridge connections between people of mixed heritages. She is also the Production Manager for One Drop of Love, a multimedia one-woman show exploring the intersections of race, class and gender in search of truth, justice and LOVE.

Secretary: LeiLani Nishime

LeiLani Nishime is an Associate Professor of Communication and an adjunct in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington. She is the author of Undercover Asians: Multiracial Asian Americans in Visual Culture (University of Illinois Press) and has articles on mixed race representation in the journals Cinema Journal and Communication Theory and the books Global Asian American Popular Culture, The Routledge Companion to Asian American Media, Hapa Japan, and Mixed Race Hollywood.

Treasurer: Myra Washington

Myra Washington is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication & Journalism at the University of New Mexico. She is the author of Blasian Invasion: Racial Mixing in the Celebrity Industrial Complex (UPM 2017). Her research can also be found in places like the Journal of Communication Inquiry, Communication, Culture & Critique, Journal of Sport & Social Issues, and The Howard Journal of Communication. She is a Leo, loves the color yellow, and all shades of the color black.

You can follow her on Twitter: @myrasu and on her website: myrawashington.com

Student Representative: Anna Storti

Anna M. Storti is a doctoral student in the Department of Women’s Studies and a Ronald E. McNair Graduate Fellow. She graduated with honors from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with degrees in Gender, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Studies and Business Administration with an emphasis in Non-Profit Management. Anna serves on the Women’s Studies Graduate Student Association and is the Speaker’s Bureau Coordinator for the LGBT Equity Center.
Anna’s dissertation analyzes mixed-race Asian art and aesthetics in order to build a methodology of memory that inquires into the colonial legacies and queer erasure of racial mixture that the contemporary language of multiraciality obscures. Her work crosses the boundaries of critical mixed-race studies, queer of color critique, Asian diaspora studies, and postcolonial feminist critique.
You can follow her on Twitter @annamstorti and on her website annamstorti.com

 

Caucus Coordinator: Rudy Guevarra

Rudy P. Guevarra Jr. is Associate Professor of Asian Pacific American Studies in the School of Social Transformation and Affiliate Faculty in the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University. He is the author of Becoming Mexipino: Multiethnic Identities and Communities in San Diego (RUP 2012) and co-editor of Red & Yellow, Black & Brown: Decentering Whiteness in Mixed Race Studies (RUP 2017), with Joanne L. Rondilla and Paul Spickard.  His work has also appeared in the Journal of Asian American Studies, the Asian American Literary Review, the Journal of San Diego History and Remezcla.

Community Liaison: Naliyah Kaya

Naliyah Kaya is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Montgomery College—Takoma Park/Silver Spring. She previously served as the first full-time Coordinator for Multiracial & Native American Indian/Indigenous Student Involvement at the University of Maryland, College Park where she advocated for resources & recognition on behalf of Multiracial students, advised the Multiracial Biracial Student Association, ran their Multiracial Heritage Month, organized an annual spoken word event Mixed Monologues centering on the experiences of the multiracial community, designed a multiracial leadership course, and was successful in advocating for the inclusion of a Mildred & Richard Loving Award in the annual Undergraduate University Awards Program. She also facilitated the TOTUS Spoken Word Experience Program and coached their College Unions Poetry Slam team. As an educator, Naliyah utilizes art as a medium for teaching and social change, encouraging students to utilize artistic expression as they examine their own identities, beliefs, and values and as a form of activism.

 

Consider joining the executive committee! There will be an election for the following positions: Vice-President; Secretary; and Communication.