Asian American Studies

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Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty

The Asian American Studies instructional faculty consists of seventeen ladder-rank members and many lecturers. They are experts in Asian American Studies, and their professional qualifications represent a diverse range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary specialization—Asian area studies, education, ethnic studies, fine arts, gender studies, history, law, literature, public/community health, religious studies, and social and behavioral sciences (anthropology, economics, sociology, psychology, etc.).

Note: Year in parentheses indicates when faculty was first appointed either as lecturer or tenured/tenure-track track faculty.


Laureen Chew (1981), Professor – EdD, University of the Pacific
Wei Ming Dariotis (1999), Associate Professor – PhD, University of California at Santa Barbara
Lorraine Dong (1987), Professor – PhD, University of Washington
Daniel Phil Gonzales (1971), Professor – JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law
Marlon K. Hom (1986), Professor – PhD, University of Washington
Russell M. Jeung (2002), Professor – PhD, University of California at Berkeley
Ben Kobashigawa (1986), Professor – PhD, University of Edinburgh
Mai-Nhung Le (1997), Associate Professor – DrPH, University of California at Berkeley
Jonathan H.X. Lee (2009), Associate Professor – PhD, University of California at Santa Barbara
Isabelle Thuy Pelaud (2014) (2001), Professor – PhD, University of California at Berkeley
Eric J. Pido (2011), Assistant Professor – PhD, University of California at Berkeley
Christen Sasaki (2014), Assistant Professor – PhD, University of California at Los Angeles
Valerie Soe (1996), Associate Professor – MFA, School of the Arts Institute of Chicago
Anantha Sudhakar (2012), Assistant Professor – PhD, Rutgers University
Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales (2000), Associate Professor and AAS MA Program Coordinator – PhD, University of California at Los Angeles
Wesley Ueunten (2002), Associate Professor – PhD, University of California at Berkeley
Grace J. Yoo (1996), Professor and Department Chair – PhD, University of California at San Francisco


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