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Yen Le Espiritu


Director of Undergraduate Studies

Curriculum Vitae

Office: Social Science Building 228
Phone: 858-534-5206
E-mail: yespirit@weber.ucsd.edu

Office Hours

Spring 2015: By appointment only

2014-2015 Courses

Spring 2015
Non-Teaching Quarter


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

Major Publications

  • 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.

Current Projects

  • 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)

Recent Teaching

  • 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