Lane Ryo Hirabayashi, Ph.D., is a professor of Asian American Studies at UCLA, where he is also the inaugural "George & Sakaye Aratani Chair in Japanese American Incarceration, Redress, and Community." His M.A. (1976) and Ph.D. (1981) degrees, both in socio-cultural anthropology, are from the University of California, Berkeley. He has written over thirty scholarly articles, and is the author or editor of nine books and anthologies. Most recently, he is co-author of a book that revolves around his uncle Gordon's diaries and correspondence from the 1940s that is forthcoming from the University of Washington Press.