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Russell Jeung

San Francisco State University

Professor of Asian American Studies

College of Ethnic Studies

Professor Russell Jeung has been a professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University since 2002.  His research interests include the Sociology of Race, the Sociology of Religion, and Social Movements. He is extensively engaged with his students in conducting community-based, participatory research with Asian American communities. In 2020, Dr. Jeung, together with Chinese for Affirmative Action and the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, launched Stop AAPI Hate, a project which tracks Covid-19 related discrimination in order to develop community resources and policy interventions to fight racism.


Professor Jeung is the author of numerous books and articles on race, ethnicity and religion. In addition, he co-produced a documentary about a landmark housing lawsuit involving his fellow Cambodian and Latino tenants. Professor Jeung received a BA in Human Biology and a MA in Education from Stanford University. After working in China and in the Mayor's Office of San Francisco, he obtained his PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000.

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