Chair & Professor, Asian American Studies Department
AAS Major/Minor Advisor
Office: EP 420
2002 Year of first appointment in Asian American Studies
PhD University of California at Berkeley, Sociology
MA University of California at Berkeley, Sociology
MA Education, Stanford University, Education
BA Stanford University, Human Biology/Child Development
Asian American religions, public policy, and community change
211 Contemporary Asian Americans
323 Chinese American Identities
595 Asian American Communities and Public Policy
681 Asian American Community Changes and Development
710 Critical Approaches to Asian American Studies
865 Asian American Community and Public Policy
Honors, Awards, and Grants
Presidential Sabbatical Award
The Project on Lived Theology Grant, University of Virginia
Community University Empowerment Grant, SFSU Cesar Chavez Institute
San Francisco State University Community-based Participatory Research Award
Center for Asian American Media Post-Production Award for The Oak Park Story
Fulbright Scholar (Tamkang University, Taiwan)
Super Urban Areas Security Initiative Grant
Haas Foundation Creative Works Fund Grant for The Oak Park Story
Engaged Scholars Fellowship
Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals Luce Grant
San Francisco State University Cesar Chavez Institute Research Fellowship
San Francisco State University Presidential Award
Current Community Involvement
Association for Asian American Studies, Book Award Committee
Bhutanese Community of California
Burma Refugee Family Network
Chinese Progressive Association
Community Youth Center, Consultant
NICOS Health Coalition
Current Campus Service
AAS Major/Minor Advisors
Academic Program Review Committee (2015 - 2018)
COES Graduate Council
Faculty Advisor (Asian American Christian Fellowship - AACF)
Faculty Advisor (Asian Student Union - ASU)
MA Coordinator & MA Admissions & Planning Committee
AAS RTP Committee
"Secularization and Asian Americans" In Asian American Religious Cultures, edited by Jonathan Lee, Jane Iwamura, Fumitaka Matsuoka, Edmond Yee, and Ron Nakasone, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC Clio Press, 2015, 136-144.
with Lisa Mar "Chinese American Religions" In Asian American Religious Cultures, edited by Jonathan Lee, Jane Iwamura, Fumitaka Matsuoka, Edmond Yee, and Ron Nakasone, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC Clio Press, 2015, 290-295.
and Helen Jin Kim. “Nonreligious Second-Generation Chinese Americans: How Gender Shapes Their Worldviews.” Chinese America: History & Perspectives (2013): 23-28.
with Kathleen Garces-Foley. “Asian American Evangelicals in Multiracial Church Ministry.” Religions 4 (2013): 190-208.
“Keeping the Traditions: A Comparison of Cantonese-Mandarin-Speaking Chinese American Immigrants.” International Symposium on “International Migration and Qiaoxiang Studies“ Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1. Jiangmen, PRC: Guangdong Qiaoxiang Cultural Research Center, Wuyi University. 315-335.
co-edited with Carolyn Chen. Sustaining Faith Traditions: Religion, Race, and Ethnicity among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation. New York: New York University Press.
“Asian American Religions and Identity.”The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Issues. Ed. Edith Chen and Grace Yoo. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing. |
"Faith-Based Multiethnic Tenant Organizing: The Oak Park Story." Reprint. Readings of Diversity and Justice. Ed. Maurianne Adams, et al. New York: Routledge Press.
“Asian American Studies Tours as Pilgrimages of Memory.” At 40: Asian American Studies @ San Francisco State. Ed. Jeffery Paul Chan, et al. San Francisco: AAS Department, San Francisco State University. 121-123.
“Evangelical and Mainline Teachings on Asian American Identity.” Reprint. Asian American Christianity Reader. Ed.Viji Nakka-Cammauf and Timothy Tseng. Castro Valley, CA: Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity.
“Response - Transforming the Ethnic: The Emergence of Covenant Values at New Hope Covenant Church, Oakland CA.” Covenant Quarterly, Feb. 2009.
“To Serve the Community: The Fourth Decade of Community Service Learning at Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University.” At 40: Asian American Studies @ San Francisco State. Ed. Jeffery Paul Chan, et al. San Francisco: AAS Department, San Francisco State University. 157-162.
with Marian Wang. “The Use of Religious Repertoires in Asian America.” At 40: Asian American Studies @ San Francisco State. Ed. Jeffery Paul Chan, et al. San Francisco: AAS Department, San Francisco State University.199-204.
with Brett Esaki, et al. Asian American Bible Believers: An Ethnological Report. Claremont, CA: Institute for Signifying Scriptures, Claremont Graduate University.
with Dean Adachi. “Chinese American Demographic Change in the San Francisco Bay Area: 1990-2000.” The 2008 Report: The Bay Area Chinese Churches Project. Castro Valley, CA: Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity.
with Him Mark Lai. “Guilds, Unions, and Garment Factories: Notes on Chinese in the Apparel Industry.” Labor and San Francisco’s Garment Industry. Spec. issue of Chinese America: History and Perspectives (2008):1-10.
“The Loss of the Garment Industry Is Part of a Cycle: An Interview with Fei Yi Chen, Community Organizer for the Chinese Progressive Association.” Tr. Wai Sum Leung, Cheuk Lap Lo, and Aaron Ng. Labor and San Francisco’s Garment Industry. Spec. issue of Chinese America: History and Perspectives (2008): 65-66.
“The Only Thing I Could Do Was Sew: An Interview with Li Qin Zhou.” Tr. Wai Sum Leung and Cheuk Lap Lo. Labor and San Francisco’s Garment Industry. Spec. issue of Chinese America: History and Perspectives (2008): 61-62.
“The Oak Park Story: Organizing a Faith-based, Multi-ethnic Community.” Religion and Social Justice for Immigrants. Ed. Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
Asian American Religious Leadership Today: A Preliminary Inquiry. Co-written report for the Pulpit and Pew Project, Duke University (Durham, NC). July 2005.
“Creating an Asian American Christian Subculture: Grace Community Covenant Church.” Asian American Religions: the Making and Unmaking of Borders and Boundaries. Ed. Tony Carnes and Fenggang Yang. New York: NYU Press.
Faithful Generations: Race and New Asian American Churches. New Brunswick, NY: Rutgers University Press.
“Gung Ho: Community Building and Asian American Christians.” The Cresset: A Review of Literature, the Arts, and Public Affairs. Valparaiso, IN: Valpairaiso University Press.
“New Asian American Churches and Symbolic Racial Identity.” Revealing the Sacred in Asia America: Writings on Religion. Ed. Jane Iwamura and Paul Spickard. New York: Routledge Press.
“Comparing Evangelical and Mainline Asian American Pan-Ethnic Congregations.” Religions in Asian America: Building Faith Communities. Ed. Pyong Gap Min and Jung Ha Kim.Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press.
“Evangelical and Mainline Teachings on Asian American Identity.” Semeia 90-91: Special Ed. - Bible in Asian America (Summer 2002).
“Southeast Asians In the House: Multiple Layers of Identity.” Intersections and Divergences: Contemporary Asian Pacific American Communities. Ed. Linda Vo and Rick Bonus. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
with Carolyn Chen. “Creating and Sustaining Our Communities: Asian American Religious Institutions.” Asian American Studies: Identity, Images, and Issues - Past and Present. Ed. Esther M. Ghymn. Boston: Peter Lang.
“Sacred Systems of Representation: Asian American Congregations.” Bridges: Journal for the Pacific Asian Center for Theologies and Strategies (Dec. 1997).
co-produced with Valerie Soe. The Oak Park Story. Documentary film.