Selena Moon

Selena Moon

Master of Arts
Looking for connections for researching Japanese American mixed race and disability history and research grants

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Introduction
Selena Moon received her BA in History with a concentration in women's history from Smith College and her Master's in History and Graduate Certificate in Public History from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her MA focused on modern US and Japanese history related to immigration, race and ethnicity and American foreign relations. Her Certificate focused on writing history for the public. Her research interests include multi-racial Japanese-Americans and families, and disability history.
Additional affiliations
September 2020 - present
Family Racism Exhibit Collective
Position
  • Exhibit Development Team
Description
  • Researches similar exhibits and potential exhibit sites in the United States, exhibit accessibility, and books and materials about race and racism by age group Creates sample exhibit brochure
October 2019 - present
AWH Architects
Position
  • Sub-contractor for Research and Writing
Description
  • Use archival materials, newspapers, and other primary sources to research building history for National Historic Preservation grant applications.
January 2017 - May 2017
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
September 2015 - May 2017
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Field of study
  • Public History
September 2005 - May 2009
Smith College
Field of study
  • History

Publications

Publications (10)
Poster
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A poster version of the talk that I would have presented at the Association on Asian American Studies (AAAS) conference on mixed race and disabled Japanese American incarcerees at the Amache incarceration camp. https://www.canva.com/design/DAE4qJou07M/M55rNmVxpDDPGhAIWZEvdg/view
Research
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Article for the National Library of Medicine about Deaf Japanese Americans, their experiences before and during the World War II incarceration and redress movements. https://circulatingnow.nlm.nih.gov/2021/12/16/wartime-incarceration-of-deaf-japanese-americans/
Poster
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Overview of mixed race and disabled people in Jerome and Rohwer Japanese American incarceration Camps. https://www.canva.com/design/DAEqYHNUpVQ/JkN2-VRyH1H-r3q6Q5UTYA/view?utm_content=DAEqYHNUpVQ&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=homepage_design_menu
Poster
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Indigenous Japanese, (the Ainu and Ryukuan), Japanese, and native Americans, Hawaiians, and Alaskans have interacted and intermarried since Japanese first migrated to what is now the United States. Many fought for indigenous and civil rights, and made great efforts to preserve languages, culture, and traditions. https://www.canva.com/design/DAEW-fV...
Poster
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Japanese American disability history is longer than most people probably think. Japanese Americans participated in and became disabled during the Spanish-American War, Japanese American students attended schools for the Deaf and Blind in the late 1800s. Disabled people faced difficulties in the World War II incarceration camps, and soldiers became...
Article
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Japanese Americans and their families and their contribution to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) movement. http://allofusdha.org/ada-turns-30/japanese-americans-and-the-ada/
Presentation
This conversation explores the difficulties that those with disabilities may have in conducting and accessing to showcasing their research, from transportation barriers to inaccessible spaces, to lack of digitized materials. How can these difficulties be overcome? What materials, resources, and methods have been used to circumvent these difficultie...
Conference Paper
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For nearly two hundred years, the United States and Japan restricted citizenship to certain people based on their or their parents’ place of birth, spouse’s citizenship, and legitimacy. The U.S. Naturalization Law of 1790 reserved naturalized citizenship for whites. Subsequent amendments and laws expanded citizenship to African, Native, and certain...
Conference Paper
Research on Japanese American mixed race families, including war brides, focuses on white soldiers. It is only recently that relationships between black soldiers and Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese women from the 1940s to 70s has been included in scholarship. These first Black-Asian couples faced racism from Japanese, White, and Japanese American...
Presentation
A history of Japanese-American incarceration during World War II, including Edina, MN residents.

Projects

Projects (2)
Project
History of disability within the Japanese-American community, especially during the World War II incarceration.
Project
History of mixed-race Japanese-Americans and their families in the US and Japan.