Lok Siu

Associate Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California at Berkeley Chair, Senate Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Campus Climate

Lok Siu (BA, UC Berkeley; MA and PhD, Stanford University) is currently Associate Professor in Ethnic Studies and Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies at UC Berkeley. She is a cultural anthropologist working in the areas of Asian diasporas in the Americas, Chinese diaspora, belonging and cultural citizenship, ethnography, and the cultural politics of food. Her books include Memories of a Future Home: Diasporic Citizenship of Chinese in Panama (2005), Asian Diasporas: New Formations, New Conceptions (2007, co-edited with Rhacel Parreñas); Gendered Citizenships: Transnational Perspectives on Knowledge Production, Political Activism, and Culture  (2009, co-edited with Caldwell, Koll, Fisher, Ramirez), and Chinese Diaspora: Its Development in Global Perspective (2020, co-edited with Khachig Tölölyan). She is a two time recipient of the Association of Asian American Studies Social Science Book Award. Currently she is completing her manuscript, Worlding Asian Latinx: Intimate Publics of Cultural Mixing. At UC Berkeley, she serves as Chair of the Senate Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Campus Climate and is on the Steering Committee of the newly established  Asian American Research Center (AARC). She is also on the Academic Board of Advisors for the Zoryan Institute.