Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty

Wei Ming Dariotis PhD

Wei Ming Dariotis 陳慧明, Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara

Title(s): Professor of Asian American Studies; Faculty Director of the SF State Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL); and Affiliate Faculty of the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at SF State 

Appointment: 1999

Research Interests: Critical Mixed Race Studies, queer and mixed-race science fiction and fantasy literature and media, community-based arts and culture, Chinese American literature and culture, Asian American San Francisco, Asian American women in academia, anti-racist academia and academic leadership, anti-racist assessment, JEDI faculty development, Ethnic Studies pedagogies and Ethnic Studies composition

Community Leadership: Asian American Literature: Discourse and Pedagogies (online journal), Editorial Board; Asian American Women Artist Association, Advisory Board; Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies, Founding & Consulting Editor; Kearny Street Workshop, Advisory Board; Asian American Theater Company, Board of Directors (2001-11; President, 2001-03)

Lorraine Dong PhD

Lorraine Dong 曾露凌, Ph.D., University of Washington

Title(s): Professor of Asian American Studies

Appointment: 1987

Research Interests: Asian American children’s literature; Chinese American history, literature and culture

Community Leadership: Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Biography Project

Daniel Phil Gonzales JD

Daniel Phil Gonzales, J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law

Title(s): Professor of Asian American Studies 

Appointment: 1969

Research Interests: Coming soon

Community Leadership: Filipino American National Historical Society, Manilatown Heritage Foundation, New America Media Association, San Francisco Filipino American Democratic Club

Marlon K. Hom PhD

Marlon K. Hom 譚雅倫, Ph.D., University of Washington

Title(s): Professor of Asian American Studies 

Appointment: 1986

Research Interests: Chinese American history, culture and literature; Chinese American trans-Pacific migration history, culture and family maintenance 

Community Leadership: Guandong Overseas Chinese History Project, Oversea Exchange Associations (Guandong Province, Jiangmen City, Zhongshan City)

Professor Russell M Jeung PhD

Russell Mark Jeung 張華耀, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Title(s): Professor of Asian American Studies, Former Department Chair and AAS Major/Minor Advisor

Appointment: 2002

Research Interests: Chinese American history, culture and literature; Chinese American trans-Pacific migration history, culture and family maintenance

Community Leadership: Stop AAPI Hate, Bhutanese Community of California, Burma Refugee Family Network

Department Chair Mai Nhung Le DrPH

Mai-Nhung Le, Dr.PH., University of California at Berkeley

Title(s): Professor of Asian American Studies, Department Chair

Appointment: 1993

Research Interests: Social science, Asian American HIV/AIDS and cancer survivorship, health equity among communities of color, especially Asians and Asian Americans 

Community Leadership: Asian and Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network, NICOS Chinese Health Coalition, Social Innovation & Universal Opportunity Lab (SOUL)

Jonathan Lee, PhD

Jonathan Lee, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara

Title(s): Professor of Asian American Studies, AAS Major/Minor Advisor

Appointment: 2009

Research Interests: Asian American religious studies and history; Chinese and Sino-Southeast Asian American Studies; Asian American folklore and folklife; Cambodian American studies; Vietnamese American studies; and Asian American Queer studies 

Community Leadership: Coming soon

Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, PhD

Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Title(s): Professor of Asian American Studies, Founder and Executive Director of Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN)

Appointment: 2001

Research Interests: Vietnamese American Literature; Asian American Literature; Diaspora Studies; Gender Studies; Southeast Asian American Studies; Community building 

Community Leadership: Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network (DVAN)

Eric Pido

Eric J. Pido, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Title(s): Professor of Asian American Studies, Undergraduate & M.A. Coordinator

Appointment: 2011

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

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

Valerie Soe MFA

Valerie Soe 蘇杏娟, MFA, School of the Arts Institute of Chicago

Title(s): Professor of Asian American Studies

Appointment: 1996

Research Interests: Asian American film, art, history and culture; Asian American media representations; art and activism

Community Leadership: 3rd I South Asian Film Festival Advisory Board

Professor Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales PhD

Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles

Title(s): Professor of Asian American Studies, Former M.A. Chair and Coordinator

Appointment: 2000

Research Interests: Pinayism; Ethnic Studies pedagogy; community responsive pedagogy; culturally responsive teaching and evaluation; critical pedagogy; critical leadership praxis; Youth Studies; Asian American community development; Motherscholarship; Ethnic Studies and Filipina/o American Studies curriculum development; Filipina/o American critical cultural production; Asian American Women Studies 

Community Leadership: Filipino Community Center, Board of Directors; Manilatown Heritage Foundation, Advisory Board; Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP), Founder and Director; San Francisco Unified School District, Ethnic Studies Curriculum Consultant; Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational and Environmental Design (ISEEED), Founding Partner and Director of Culturally and Community Responsive Curriculum Development and Teacher Training

Professor Wesley Ueunten PhD

Wesley Ueunten 上運天巌, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Title(s): Professor of Asian American Studies

Appointment: 2002

Research Interests: Okinawan diasporic identity and activism; Japanese American identity 

Community Leadership: Genyukai Berkeley, Founding Member and Instructor; Japanese American National Library, Advisory Board; Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project, Researcher; National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS), Scholar-in-Residence; Okinawa Kenjinkai of San Francisco, Vice President and Goodwill Ambassador

Professor Grace J. Yoo PhD

Grace J. Yoo 유진미, MPH, Ph.D., University of California at San Francisco

Title(s): Professor of Asian American Studies, AAS Major/Minor Advisor, First Year Experience Faculty Director at SF State

Appointment: 1996

Research Interests: Asian American health and social support; Korean American history and experience 

Community Leadership: Asian American Research Center on Health; San Francisco Hep B Free Campaign, Partner; Korean American Coalition