We would like to welcome Professor Scott Kurashige, in the Program in American Culture and Director of the Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program, who is joining DAAS as a faculty affiliate. He is the co-author of The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century, co-authored with Grace Lee Boggs (University of California Press, 2011) and is the author of The Shifting Grounds of Race: Black and Japanese Americans in the Making of Multiethnic Los Angeles (Princeton University Press, 2008). He adds an important dimension to our multi-faceted Department of Afroamerican and African Studies.