Eric J. Pido

Eric Pido

Eric J. Pido, Ph.D.

Professor, Undergraduate & M.A. Coordinator, Asian American Studies Department
Office: EP 428
Phone: (415) 338-7585

Faculty Biography

  • Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley, Ethnic Studies
  • MSW University of Washington, Social Work/Policy Analysis
  • B.A. University of California at Los Angeles, History and Study of Religion

Filipina/o and Filipina/o American Studies; transnational Asian migration, Asian and Asian American migrant geographies, and urban studies

  • 110 Critical Thinking and the Asian American Experience
  • 211 Contemporary Asian Americans
  • 353 Filipina/o American Identities
  • 595 Asian American Communities and Public Policy
  • 681 Asian American Community Changes and Development
  • 696 Critical Approaches to Asian American Studies
  • 697 Proseminar in Asian American Studies
  • 833 Seminar: Asian American Family and Identity
  • 865 Asian American Community and Public Policy


Spring, SFSU Presidential Award for Professional Development of Probationary Faculty


Pre-doctoral Diversity Fellowship in Sociology, Ithaca College


Institute for the Study of Social Change Graduate Fellows Program, University of California at Berkeley


Foreign Languages and Area Studies Fellowship, South-East Asian Studies Summer Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Eugene Cota-Robles Teaching Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley


Graduate Student Research Fellowship, Institute on Inequality and Social Structures, University of Washington

  • Bindlestiff Studio, Board Secretary
  • Manilatown Heritage Foundation, Advisory Board
  • Project ASAP, Advisory Board
  • SF Filipino Mental Health Initiative, Member
  • AAS Assessment Committee
  • BA Curriculum Planning Committee
  • Faculty Advisor (Kappa Omicron - AKO)
  • Faculty Advisor (Philipino American Collegiate Endeavor - PACE)


  • Migrant Returns: Manila, Development, and Transnational Connectivity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
  • "Return Economies: Speculation and Manila's Investment in Durable Futures." Verge: Studies in Global Asias 2.1 (2016), 51-57.


"Property relations: alien land laws and the racial formation of Filipinos as aliens ineligible to citizenship." Ethnic and Racial Studies (2015): 1-18.


  • Migrant Returns: Manila, Development, and Transnational Connectivity. In press. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
  • “Balikbayan Paranoia: Tourism Development in Manila and The Anxiety of Return.” Pp 31-46 in Jonathan X. H. Lee (ed.), Southeast Asian Diaspora in the United States: Memories & Visions Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow. 2014. United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Review of Little Manila Is in the Heart: The Making of the Filipina/o American Community in Stockton, California (by Dawn Bohulano Mabalon). 2014. Southern California Quarterly, 96(3): 360-362.


  • “The Balikbayan Economy: Filipino Americans in the Contemporary Transformation of the Philippines.” International Symposium on “International Migration and QiaoxiangStudies” Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1. Jiangmen, PRC: Guangdong Qiaoxiang Cultural Research Center, Wuyi University. 120-132.
  • “The Performance of Property: Suburban Homeownership as a Claim to Citizenship for Filipinos in Daly City.” Journal of Asian American Studies 15.1 (Feb. 2012).


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