Yen Le Espiritu
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office: Social Science Building 228
Spring 2014: By Appointment Only
Ph.D., Sociology - University of California, Los Angeles, 1990.
M.A., Sociology - University of California, Los Angeles, 1987.
B.A., Communication - University of California, San Diego, 1985
Research and Teaching Interests
- Gender and migration
- Race and U.S. militarism
- Refugee studies
- Asian American studies
- Southeast Asian American studies
- Home Bound: Filipino American Lives across Cultures, Communities, and Countries. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2003.
- Asian American Women and Men: Labor, Laws, and Love. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 1997.
- Asian American Panethnicity: Bridging Institutions and Identities. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1992.
- Socio-emotional, familial, and economic lives of children of immigrants from the Philippines and Vietnam (with Diane Wolf, UC Davis)
- The "Vietnam War" and the constructions of historical memory and national consciousness
- Comparative sociological study of Vietnamese and Vietnamese American post-1975 generations, and their memories of the "Vietnam war" (with Hung Thai, UCSB)
- Graduate Courses:
- War, Race, and Violence
- History of Ethnic Studies
- Undergraduate Courses
- Comparative Filipino and Vietnamese American Identities and Communities
- Race, Class, and Gender Relations