Tanachai Mark Padoongpatt, Ph.D.
Tanachai Mark Padoongpatt received his Ph.D. in American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. His research and teaching interests are wide ranging, covering 20th century United States history, Asian/Pacific American studies, comparative race and ethnicity, immigration, U.S. empire, urban/suburban communities, the U.S. West, food, and leisure. His work has appeared in the Radical History Review (Duke University Press) and in A People's Guide to Los Angeles (University of California Press). He is currently at work on a manuscript exploring the history of Thai Americans in Los Angeles within the context of US global expansion in Asia and the Pacific in the late 20th century. He also plans to engage in future research on the history of Asian/Pacific and Latino immigrants in Las Vegas' hotel, gaming, and food industries.