Carolyn Chen - Managing Board at APARRI

Carolyn Chen

Executive Director
Professor of Ethnic Studies; Co-Director, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion
University of California, Berkeley

Carolyn Chen is Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion. Her publications include Getting Saved in America: Taiwanese Immigration and Religious Experience (Princeton 2008), Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation, co-edited with Russell Jeung (NYU 2012) and Work Pray Code: When Work Becomes Religion in Silicon Valley (Princeton 2022). She’s written for  the New York Times, Atlantic, CNN, and other publications.

Tamara Ho - Managing Board at APARRI

Tamara Ho

Managing Board Member
Associate Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies
University of California, Riverside

Tamara C. Ho is Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at University of California, Riverside. She is the author of Romancing Human Rights: Gender, Intimacy, and Power between Burma and the West (University of Hawai’i Press, 2015). Her research has been published in the journals Amerasia, Signs, PMLA, and Discourse and in various collections in Asian American studies. She is the co-PI of the Transformative Hope video series (2022, with Russell Jeung), which features “Religious Responses of Asian American Elders to Racism.”

Jane Hong

Managing Board Member
Associate Professor of History
Occidental College

Jane Hong is Associate Professor of History at Occidental College. She is the author of Opening the Gates to Asia: A Transpacific History of How America Repealed Asian Exclusion (University of North Carolina Press, 2019) and has published research in the Pacific Historical Review, Journal of Asian American Studies, and the Journal of American Ethnic History. Hong appears in the Peabody Award-winning PBS docuseries, Asian Americans (2020), and has written for the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.

Khyati Joshi - Managing Board at APARRI

Khyati Joshi

Managing Board Member
Professor of Education
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Khyati Y. Joshi is a Professor of Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Her recent publications include White Christian Privilege: The Illusion of Religious Equality in America (NYU Press, 2020), (co-editor) Envisioning Religion, Race, and Asian Americans (University of Hawaii Press, 2020), and (co-editor) Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, 3rd edition (Routledge, 2016). She is the co-founder of the Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice and provides professional development to educators, lawyers, judges, and other professionals.

Grace Kao - Managing Board at APARRI

Grace Yia-Hei Kao

Managing Board Member
Professor of Ethics & Bishop Roy I. Sano and Kathleen A. Thomas-Sano Professor in Pacific and Asian American Theology
Claremont School of Theology

Grace Yia-Hei Kao is the first Asian American woman to have been tenured and promoted to full professor at her institution. She is the author of My Body, Their Baby: A Progressive Christian Vision for Surrogacy (2023), Grounding Human Rights in a Pluralist World (2011), and co-editor of two anthologies: Asian American Christian Ethics (2015, with Ilsup Ahn) and Encountering the Sacred: Feminist Reflections on Women’s Lives (2018, with Rebecca Todd Peters).

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