Last updated on: 8/19/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Ronald T. Takaki, PhD Biography

Title:
Former Professor Emeritus of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley
Position:
None Found to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of July 28, 2009

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with advanced degrees in fields relevant to immigration. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to immigration.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor Emeritus, Ethnic Studies, University of California at Berkeley, 2000-2009
  • Professor, Ethnic Studies, University of California at Berkeley, 1972-2000
  • Recipient, Distinguished Messenger Lectureship Award, Cornell University, 1993
  • Recipient, Goldwin Smith University Lectureship Award, Cornell University, 1988
  • Recipient, Distinguished Teaching Award, University of California at Berkeley, 1981
  • Chair, Ethnic Studies Department, University of California at Berkeley, 1975-1977
  • Professor, African-American History, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 1967-1970
  • Former Fellow, Society of American Historians
  • Recipient of honorary doctorates from Wheelock College, the College of Wooster, Macalester College, Northeastern University, the University of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts College of Art, and Whitman College
  • Appeared on national television on the NBC Today Show, ABC This Week with David Brinkley, CNN International Hour and Cross Fire, and the PBS Jim Lehrer Newshour
  • Established the UC Berkeley’s PhD program in Ethnic Studies, the first of its kind in the US
Education:
  • PhD, History, University of California at Berkeley, 1967
  • MA, History, University of California at Berkeley, 1962
  • BA, History, College of Wooster, 1961
Other:
  • Died in Berkeley, CA on May 26, 2009
  • Born in Honolulu, HI on Apr. 12, 1939
  • Nicknamed “Ten-toes Takaki” for being a “fearless” Hawaiian surfer