Russell Jeung, Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University and a Co-Founder of Stop AAPI Hate, joins Jerry to talk about the history of Asian America, what’s going on in our community right now, and how we got here. Listen in as Russell shares his own family’s deep ties to early Chinese American communities, his work with Stop AAPI Hate, and the importance of data gathering to help create policies as preventative solutions to hate and harassment.
Dr. Russell Jeung received a B.A. in Human Biology and a M.A. in Education from Stanford University. After working in China and in the Mayor's Office of San Francisco, he obtained his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000. After teaching at Foothill College for two years, he came to San Francisco State University's Asian American Studies Department in 2002.
His research interests include the Sociology of Race, the Sociology of Religion, and Social Movements. Dr. Jeung is extensively engaged with his students in conducting community-based, participatory research with Asian American communities.
In 2020, Dr. Jeung launched Stop AAPI Hate, a project of Chinese for Affirmative Action, the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, and SF State Asian American Studies. It tracks Covid-19 related discrimination in order to develop community resources and policy interventions to fight racism.
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Episode 160 with Russel Jeung is a 10 part special series with Stand with Asian Americans entitled "Dear Asian Americans, What Now?" exploring what we are going through as a community during the past two+ years amidst the rising anti-Asian violence and hate crimes. We thank our friends at SwAA for their support of Dear Asian Americans.
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