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Zach Anderson

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Zach Anderson (he/him) is a CHamoru/Pinoy writer and journalist who was born on ‘Amuwu land (Lompoc, CA) and raised on Nisenan land (Sacramento). Before joining the Asian American Studies department, he was a contributor to AsAm News where he covered Pacific Islander communities both on the islands and on the continental United States. He was also the managing editor of the BIPOC literary collective Think in Ink and briefly served as a communications consultant for the 2022 Kylie Taitano congressional campaign.
Zach’s research focuses on the relations between Asian American and Pacific Islander youth living in the diaspora. When he is not reading, writing, or researching, he enjoys gardening and birding. His writing can also be found at Eclectica magazine.


Sacramento City College (journalism), 2017
BA, California College of the Arts (Writing and Literature), 2020

Research Interests

US Empire in the Pacific, Asian American literature, Pasifika literature, eco-literature and poetics, CHamoru and Pinoy diasporas, foodways, youth culture, internet studies

Zach Anderson