Gordon Nakagawa is Emeritus Professor of Communication Studies and Asian American Studies at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). His scholarship has examined Japanese American World War II incarceration narratives and communication, power, and equity in marginalized communities. He is a founding faculty member of the Asian American Studies Department at CSUN and the founding chair of the Asian Pacific American Communication Studies Division in the National Communication Association. In the 1980s, he was an activist with the National Coalition for Redress/Reparations, which advocated for a formal apology and reparations from the federal government for 120,000 Japanese Americans who were incarcerated in U.S. concentration camps during World War II. He has also served as the Director of Equity and Diversity at CSUN and as the first Director of Diversity Integration at Hamline University. He is currently an organizational consultant on Communication, Equity, and Diversity. Most recently, he was Vice President for Diversity Integration at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. He is a member of the Twin Cities chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League.