Lon Kurashige is the Associate Professor of History and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Kurashige studies racial ideologies, politics of identity, emigration/immigration, historiography, cultural enactments, and social reproduction, particularly as they pertain to Asians in the United States. He is the author of Japanese American Celebration and Conflict: A History of Ethnic Identity and Festival, 1934-1990 (2002) and co-author of Major Problems in Asian American History (2002). He received the USC Innovative Teaching Award in 2005.
In February 2011 he gave a lecture (From Yellow Peril to Multiculturalism: Chester Rowell and Japanese Immigration Exclusion) at the Portland Center for Public Humanities.