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Curtiss Takada Rooks - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Curtiss Takada Rooks

Assistant Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, United-States

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts





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Dr. Rooks earned his B.A. in 1979 with a double major in Economics and Asian Studies (honors) from Dartmouth College. He received his M.A. in Public Policy from Trinity College in 1982 and his Ph.D. in Comparative Culture from the University of California, Irvine. In 1996, he was a University of California Regents Fellow. Prior to his appointment at LMU, Dr. Rooks was a tenured assistant professor in Asian American Studies at San Jose State University. His research interests include applied community-based research focusing on cultural competency in community health and ethnic community development. Current projects include a cultural assessment of Japanese and African American senior care-giving needs and community partnerships in chronic disease needs assessment in the Samoan community. A second research trajectory focuses on Asian American multiracial identity and diversity.

Education (3)

University of California at Irvine: Ph.D., Comparative Culture (American Ethnic Studies) 1996

Trinity College at Hartford: M.A., Public Policy Analysis 1982

Dartmouth College: B.A., Economic & Asian Studies 1979


Areas of Expertise (5)

Asian Pacific American Studies Critical Mixed Race Studies Multicultural Counselling Transcultural Psychiatry Critical Mixed Race Theory

Industry Expertise (2)

Education/Learning Public Policy