Eric J. Pido, PhD

Professor, Undergraduate & MA coordinator, Asian American Studies Department
Office: EP 428
Phone: 415-338-7585

2011   Year of first appointment in Asian American Studies


PhD     University of California at Berkeley, Ethnic Studies
MSW  University of Washington, Social Work/Policy Analysis
BA      University of California at Los Angeles, History and Study of Religion

Research Interests

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

Courses Taught

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

Honors, Awards, and Grants

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

Current Community Involvement

Bindlestiff Studio, Board Secretary
Manilatown Heritage Foundation, Advisory Board
Project ASAP, Advisory Board
SF Filipino Mental Health Initiative, Member


Current Campus Service

AAS Assessment Committee

BA Curriculum Planning Committee

Faculty Advisor (Kappa Omicron - AKO)

Faculty Advisor (Philipino American Collegiate Endeavor - PACE)


Selected Publications


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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