Russell Jeung

Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies
Area of expertise: 

Asian American communities

Community issues


Asian American politics

Public policies

Issues facing emerging and marginalized Asian Americans in the Bay Area (refugees from Burma and Bhutan

Undocumented Mongolians

Himalayan women

Jeung is an expert in Asian American Christianity and secularism; he also studies nonreligious Chinese in the United States. He is the author of "Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion Among the Latino and Asian American Second Generations" (NYU Press, 2012) and "Faithful Generations: Race and New Asian American Churches" (Rutgers University Press, 2005). He also co-produced the video documentary, "The Oak Park Story" (2010), about his organizing work in the Latino and Cambodian communities of Oakland, California. Currently, Jeung is working on a memoir about life in East Oakland.
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., sociology, University of California, Berkeley
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-7586