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Asian American Studies Faculty - Maria Turnmeyer

Faculty Information

Maria Mami Turnmeyer

Lecturer, Asian American Studies

Writing Coordinator, Asian American Studies

CSUN Core Commitments

CSUN WRAD, Writing and Reading Across the Disciplines

EOP Commuter Bridge Faculty

Contact Information

Prof. Turnmeyer's email

Office Location

JR 340P



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Prof. Maria Turnmeyer

“Asian American Studies is about leadership, mentorship, individuality, community – and the life-long impact every student leaves – Asian American, or not.” Anon

Teaching Honors:

2008 Nominated CSUN Outstanding Faculty Award

2007 Nominated CSUN Don Dorsey Mentorship Award

2006 Nominated CSUN Outstanding Faculty Award

2005 CSUN Polished Apple Award

2004 NASA / Edwards Air Force Diversity Honors

2004 CSUN Polished Apple Award


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English – California State University Northridge, 2002


English – California State University Northridge, 2000


English – Los Angeles City College

High School

Aurora Central High School, Aurora – Colorado – GO BRONCOS!


Publications / Productions (Theatre)

Representations of Asian Americans in Advertising: Constructing Images of Asian Americans, Teaching About Asian Americans, Alta Mira Press.

Bits and Pieces, Asian Pacific American Journal

Ballad for an Autobiography, Nocturnes

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) – Director

Personality Crisis (Dr. Rick Mitchell) – Stage Manager

Puppeterialism – Playwriter, produced at Highways Performance Space

Stories from the Warehouse – Playwriter, produced by TEADA