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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 and capstone thesis focuses on the collaboration between Asian American studies and Pasifika studies in critiquing the American Empire. When he is not reading or writing, he enjoys gardening, birding and outdoor grilling. His writing can be found in Eclectica magazine as well as an anthology of new CHamoru literature which was published by the University of Hawaii.


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

Research Interests

US Empire, indigenous solidarities, Black and AAPI solidarities, Asian American literature, Pasifika literature, eco-poetics, CHamoru and Filipino diasporas, Asian American and Pasifika histories, foodways, hip-hop studies, youth studies, internet studies

Zach Anderson