Faculty Profiles

Core Faculty

  • Carolyn Chen

    Associate Professor

    Research interests: Religion, Race, Ethnicity, Immigration

  • Professor Choy

    Catherine Ceniza Choy


    Research interests: Asian American history, Philippine and Filipino American studies, contemporary U.S. immigration, and nursing history.

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    Michael Omi

    Associate Professor

    Research interests: Racial theory and politics, racial/ethnic classification and the census, Asians Americans and racial stratification, and racist and anti-racist social movements.

  • Lok Siu

    Associate Professor

    Research interests: Asian Diasporas

  • Khatharya Um

    Khatharya Um

    Associate Professor

    Research interests: Southeast Asian and Southeast Asian American Studies, refugee migration, transnational and diaspora studies, post-colonial, conflict and post conflict studies and genocide studies, access and education of racialized minorities in American public schools.


  • Joi Barrios

    Joi Barrios


    AAS 175: Contemporary Narratives on the Philippines and the United States
    AAS 190: Filipino Performance in the Diaspora: Theatre, Dance, Music, Spoken Word

  • Hatem Bazian

    Hatem Bazian


    AAS 128AC: Muslims in America
    AAS 132AC: Islamophobia and Constructing Otherness


  • Christopher Chua

    Christopher Chua


    AAS 144: Religions of Asian America
    AAS 20A: Introduction to the History of Asians in the United States

  • Harvey Dong

    Harvey Dong


    AAS 20A: Introduction to the Asian American Experience
    AAS 20B: Issues in Contemporary Asian American Communities
    AAS 121: Chinese American History

  • Thomas M. Fleming

    UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Public Scholar, Lecturer

    AAS 141: Law in the Asian American Community

  • Anna Leong


    AAS R2A & R2B: Reading and Composition

  • Hannah Michell


    AAS 138: Hallyu: Understanding the Korean Wave, Korean pop culture and its consumption

  • Fae Myenne Ng

    Fae Myenne Ng


    AAS 181: Chinese American Literature
    AAS 172: Asian American Literature: Border Crossings in Literature and Love
    AAS 173: Creative Writing

  • Young Shin


    AAS 151: Asian Immigrant Women and Labor

  • Jane Singh

    Jane Singh


    AAS 127: South Asian American Historical and Contemporary Issues
    AAS 190: Sikh Studies

  • Jere Takahashi

    Jere Takahashi


    AAS 146: Asian Americans and Education
    AAS 165: Research Methods: Video Documentation

  • Winston Tseng


    AAS 143: Asian Americans and Health

  • Lisa Hirai Tsuchitani


    AAS 122: Japanese American History

  • Keiko Yamanaka

    Keiko Yamanaka


    AAS 150: Gender and Generation in the Asian American Family
    AAS 151: Asian American Women: Theory and Experience

Emeritus Faculty

  • Evelyn Nakano Glenn

    Evelyn Nakano Glenn


    Research interests: Comparative historical studies of race, gender and class and their intersections in relation to immigration, labor markets, and citizenship. Uncovering the connections among social structure, cultural discourse, and everyday experience.

  • Elaine H. Kim

    Elaine H. Kim


    Research interests: Asian American literary and cultural studies, Korean American Studies, Asian and Asian American Feminist Studies.

  • Ling-chi Wang

    Ling-Chi Wang

    Associate Professor Emeritus

    AAS 131: Asian Diasporas and Asian America
    AAS 190.2: Chinese American in Science and Technology

  • Sau-ling Cynthia Wong

    Sau-Ling Cynthia Wong

    Professor Emerita

    Research interests: Anglophone and Sinophone Chinese American literatures; the Chinese diaspora; immigrant writing and film; transnational reception studies. Asian American literature: transnationality, globalization, and mobility; gender and sexuality; canon formation.