Department of Social Science
Steven G. Doi
Lecturer in Social Science
Professor Doi has taught at SJSU over twenty-five years. "I enjoy teaching at San Jose State," says Professor Doi. "We have some of the best and brightest students anywhere."
A practicing attorney, Professor Doi has a particularly interesting work history, including consulting for various recent movies including Snow Falling on Cedar, Shanghai Knights and a forthcoming documentary on actress Anna May Wong. He has also written and published a series of bilingual booklets on legal issues around rights and immigration for the San Jose Asian Law Alliance.
His current research projects involve the history of Japanese immigrants in Utah, a study of the life and death of author Iris Chang, and an ongoing project cataloging the archives of Asian American writer Frank Chin. Professor Doi is also an avid collector of Asian American books.
Professor Doi was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is currently a member of the California State Bar.
Also see Professor Doi's university homepage
J.D., College of Law, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California, 1978
B.A., Ethnic Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1975^Back to top
AAS 025. The Changing Majority: Power & Ethnicity in America
AAS 33A-B. Asian American in the United States: Historical and Political Process
AAS 175. Asian American Communities (& the Law)
AAS 192. History of Japanese Americans
Most Recent Publications:
"Information on SSI for New Immigrants," "Information on Wills," and "Your Rights in Small Claims Court." Bilingual series of booklets. San Jose: Asian Law Alliance, 1979-1980.
Professional & Community Service
Volunteer consultant, What's Wrong with Frank Chin, dir. by Curtis Choy, 2005
Witness, Grand Jury Hearings, San Jose Police shooting of Bich Cau Thi Tran, Santa Clara County Superior Court, 2003.
"We have some of the best and brightest students anywhere."
Judge, Annual Fiction Award, Asian American Writers Workshop. Asia Society, New York City, 2002.
Contributor of materials to traveling exhibition, "On Gold Mountain: A Chinese American Experience," Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. and Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Los Angeles, California, 2000.
Contributing historian, "Rhythm Journey: Expressions in Time," Twenty-fifth Anniversary, San Jose Taiko Group, San Jose, 1998.
Volunteer consultant, Hirasaki Resource Center, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, 2004 - present.
Contributor of materials to exhibit, "Common Ground, The Heart of the Community," Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, California.
Board member, Japanese American Community Youth Services, San Jose, 1999 - 2001.
Recent Talks & Presentations
"Asian America Professionals in the Job Market," (panel), Asian Spring Festival, April 1986, San Jose State University, San Jose.
"History of Japanese American Labor in the U.S.," Asian Pacific Student Union Conference, San Francisco State University, April 1986.
"Art and Culture From America's Concentration Camps," Asian Pacific Student Union Conference, Stanford University, April 1985.
"The Legal Basis for Japanese American Compensation," National Asian Heritage Week, University of Santa Clara, April 1983.
"A Case for Redress and Reparations," Days of Remembrance, Nihonmachi Outreach Committee, San Jose, February 1982.^Back to top