Susan Hasegawa


Chair, Department of History and Political Science and Professor of History

Office: MS440H
Office Phone: (619) 388-3370
Office Hours: Fall 2015 Monday and Wednesday 12:35 – 1:35 pm


History of the United States I (History 109)
History of the United States II (History 110)
Introduction to Asian Civilizations (History 120)
Asian Civilizations in Modern Times (History 121)
U.S. History from an Asian Pacific American Perspective (History 123)

Professional Background

  • M.A. San Diego State University
  • M.P.I.A. University of California San Diego

Research and professional interests

My research focuses on the San Diego Japanese American community. My publications include Japanese Americans in San Diego (Arcadia Publishing, 2008) and numerous public exhibits with the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego.

My undergraduate activities greatly influenced my passion and interest in the study of history and the history of Japanese Americans in the United States. For my personal story, see:

I am most interested in student-centered projects highlighting San Diego History. See City College Centennial Oral History Project:

Other oral history projects include documenting local Nikkei (Japanese American) stories at