Asian American Studies

Tomo Hattori

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Associate Professor
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Dr. Tomo Hattori

Tomo Hattori is an Associate Professor of Asian American Literary and Cultural Studies at California State University, Northridge. His work has appeared in the leading journals Novel and differences and in the groundbreaking anthologies Representations: Doing Asian American Rhetoric (honorable mention, Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize, Modern Language Association, 2008) and Growing Up Asian American in Children’s Literature (winner, Children’s Literature Association Edited Book Award, 2020). He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Asian American literature, comics, and critical theory. 


  • Ph.D. English Literature, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1994
  • M.A. English Literature, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1989
  • B.A. English Literature, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1988

Recent Scholarship  

  • “Matters of Life and Death: Transnational Manifestations of Power in Two Multicultural Picture Books.” Collaboration with Stuart Ching and Jann Pataray-Ching. International Research in Children’s Literature. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2021.  
  • “How to Be a Monkey: Stereotyping and the Transformative Instant in Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese and Level Up.”  Ymitri Mathison, ed Growing Up Asian American in Children’s Literature.  Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2017.