| Born 1964, Japan
Tomo Hattori is a literary critic. He is an associate professor of Asian American studies at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). He is most recently the author of The Monkey and the Colonoscopy Machine: On the Destruction of Racism and Stereotype in Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese and Level Up forthcoming in Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction (University Press of Mississippi 2018). He has published other journal articles and book chapters on Asian American literature and critical theory.
Tomo Hattori teaches undergraduate courses in Asian American literature and cultural studies. His current interests include graphic novels, adolescent fiction, and critical theory. His recent work on Asian American literature and graphic novels addresses contemporary issues related to adolescence and extreme violence. It is part of a larger effort to theorize biopower and inhuman agency in Asian American culture and society.