James Sobredo, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Department of Ethnic Studies
Asian American Studies Program
Sacramento State University

Brief Bio & CV

Ph.D. Ethnic Studies, UC-Berkeley, 1998.
Dissertation: From American "Nationals" to the "Third Asiatic Invasion":
The Racial Transformation and Exclusion of Filipinos (1898-1935)

M.A. Philosophy, Bowling Green State University, 1988.
Thesis: Arete and Moral Education in Aristotle's Politics

B.A. Philosophy, University of Washington, 1986.


"A Second Home" (Cover story of Filipinos in California Freemasonry), California Freemason Magazine, June 2021.

"Filipinos in Barcelona," in {m}aganda: Reclamation, Berkeley, 2018.

"A Time to Rise: Filipino Memoirs of Revolution," in Positively Filipino (January 2018).

"Filipino Americans: From 'Indians' to 'Asians' in America," in Introduction to Ethnic Studies, edited by Dale Allender and Gregory Yee Mark (Dubuque, IA: 2016).

“Research Experience in the Philippines: Challenges in Conducting Oral History Research in a Developing Nation,” in EDULEARN13 Proceedings (Barcelona, Spain: 2013), pp. 2287-2291.

"Meditations on Rizal: California to Spain," in Remembering Rizal: Voices from the Diaspora (edited by Edwin A. Lozada), San Francisco: Philippine American Writers & Artists, Inc. 2011.

"An Ethnic Studies Model of Community Mobilization: Collaborative Partnership with a High Risk Public High School" (with Gregory Kim-ju, Julia Figueroa, Gregory Yee Mark, James Fabionar), American Journal of Preventive Medicine (Special issue: Community Mobilization for the Prevention of Youth Violence) (March 2008, Vol. 34).

Giron Escrima: Memories of a Bladed Warrior (edited with Antonio E. Somera) (Los Angeles: Empire Books, 2006).

Documentary Photography
Prof. Sobredo is also a social documentary photographer who uses Sony mirrorless (fullframe & APS-C) and Canon fullframe DSLRs. When on assignment, he shoots primarily with both Canon fullframe & Sony mirrorless digital bodies. He never leaves home without a Sony mirrorless digital camera. His graphics, photographs and articles have appeared in The New York Times, AsianWeek and magazines such as Filipinas and Pacific. He has had photography exhibits in art galleries and museums in San Francisco, Oakland and Stockon. His latest photography exhibit is MEXIPINOS IN STOCKTON (with Steven Montalvo), which was funded by a 2016 Stockton Arts Commission grant. A sample of his photographs of the Filipino community in Barcelona were recently publised in {m}aganda: Reclamation (Berkeley, 2018).

Immigration history, global migration of Asians, global migration of Filipinos, economic history and globalization, legal history (Supreme Court and Legislative history), oral history, social documentary photography, multimedia documentary

National Press Photographers Association of America
Asian American Studies Association
Asian Studies Association

Little Manila Rising Foundation
Filipino American National Historical Society: Founding member Berkeley/East Bay Chapter
United Latino: Board member (2011-2012)
Bataan Legacy Historical Society
Friends of Rwanda