Assistant Professor of
My real name is Eriberto Patrick Lozada Jr.; Fuji is a nickname that I picked up in junior high school (and is the subject of an ethnic studies essay in Struggle for Ethnic Identity, 1999, Altamira Press). I was born on 14 October 1964, in New York City, New York, but moved around New York until I graduated high school from Roslyn, Long Island.
I was a Chemistry and Physics major at Harvard College (1986), and after years as a U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer, went back to Harvard for various graduate degrees.
I was a Masters of Theological Studies candidate at the Harvard Divinity School, and received my M.A. in Regional Studies: East Asia at Harvard University. In June 1999, I received my Ph.D. in social anthropology from Harvard, researching a Hakka Catholic community (the Hakka are a Chinese diaspora subethnic group). Prior to my coming to Davidson College in 2002, I taught anthropology for three years at Butler University in Indianapolis, and before that taught in China studies at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
I played lacrosse in college, and have remained active in the sport as a men's college lacrosse coach and high school/college men's lacrosse referee. I am also an ice hockey referee, and play wing/center in a non-checking adult hockey league.
My wife Rebecca is a Ph.D. candidate in social anthropology at the University of Washington; she is a Korea specialist examining the feminist movement in Korea. I have two children: Patrick, age 14; and Michael, age 2.