Faculty


Genevieve Leung

Program Director
(415) 422-6674

Genevieve Leung is the director of Asian Pacific American Studies and affiliated faculty in the Asian Pacific Studies MA program. She has a BA in...

Education:

PhD, Educational Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania | MA, Linguistics and Education, University of California, Davis | BA, Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley

Courses:

Research Methods, Directed Study, Directed Study, Qualitative Research Methods, Language & Social Interaction, Academic Discussion Workshop, Written Communication I, Written Comm I Intensive, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Asians and Pacific Islanders in U.S. Society

Bernadette Barker-Plummer

Professor
(415) 422-6187

Bernadette Barker-Plummer received her PhD from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, her MA from the University...

Education:

BA, Edinburgh University in Scotland | MA, University of Texas at Austin | PhD, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Courses:

Communication for Change, Media Theory & Criticism, Media Research, Media Internship, Directed Study, Politics & the Media, Gender & the Media, Undoing Gender

Sarah Burgess

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6055

Sarah Burgess is an Associate Professor in Communication Studies, Gender and Sexualities Studies, and Critical Diversity Studies. Working at the...

Education:

PhD/MA, Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley | MA/BA, Communication Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Courses:

Rhetoric & the Public Sphere, Rhetoric of Social Movements, Rhetoric of Law, Rhetorics of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality, Directed Project, Topics in Comm Studies, Communication Studies Internship, Special Topics, Special Topics

Melissa Ann Canlas

Assistant Professor, International and Multicultural Education, Human Rights Education
(415) 422-2137

Melissa Ann Canlas is Assistant Professor in International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco (USF). Her work focuses on...

Education:

Ed.D. International and Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco | M.A. Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University | B.A. English, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Courses:

IME M.A. Thesis/Field Project, Ethnic Studies with a Focus on Asian American Education, Ethnic Studies with a Focus on Asian American Education, Directed Study, FYS: First Year Seminar, Intersectional Theory, Special Topics, Davies Seminar, Leadership for Civic Engagemnt

Kevin Chun

Professor
(415) 422-2418

Kevin M. Chun, PhD, is professor of psychology and co-founding faculty member of USF Asian American Studies and Critical Diversity Studies programs....

Education:

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles | BS, Psychology, Santa Clara University | Psychology Internship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Expertise:

acculturation, bicultural efficacy in health management, immigrant health disparities, Asian American psychology, multicultural psychology, ethnic minority mental health, family psychology

Courses:

Special Topics, Directed Study, General Psychology, Psychology of Ethnic Groups in the United States, Asian American Psychology, ART: Advanced Research Topics

Christina Garcia Lopez

Director of Chican@-Latin@ Studies , Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4749

Christina Garcia Lopez holds a PhD in American Studies with a portfolio in Mexican American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She...

Education:

BA, English Literature, University of North Texas | MA, American Literature and Culture, University of Leeds | PhD, American Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Courses:

Narratives of US America, Intro to Literary Study, Narratives of U.S. America, Great Works of Western Literature, Introduction to Chicano/a Literature Survey, Literature Period Courses: 1900-Present, Special Topics in Literature and Film, Senior Seminar in Literature, Directed Reading

Ja'Nina Garrett-Walker

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6432

Ja’Nina Garrett-Walker is an Associate Professor in the department of Psychology at the University of San Francisco. She earned her BA from...

Education:

PhD, Graduate Center of City University of New York | BA, University of San Francisco

Courses:

Research Design, African American Psychology, Psychology of Sexuality, ART: Advanced Research Topics

Roberto Gutièrrez Varea

Professor, Theater
(415) 422-2071

Roberto Gutiérrez Varea began his career in theater in his native Argentina. His research and creative work focuses on live performance as means of...

Courses:

Perform & Cultural Resistance, Directed Study, Latin@ American Performance & Culture, Directed Study, Perform & Cultural Resistance, Latin@ American Performance and Culture, Cabaret Production, Workshop: Play Production, Directed Study

Candice Harrison

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6709

Candice Harrison joined the department in Fall 2008 after completing her PhD at Emory University. Her teaching interests span the eras of colonial...

Education:

PhD, Emory University

Courses:

Black Activists & Visionaries, Community Engagement: Fillmore, Ideal of Ctznshp:Hist Amer Ppl, African American History, Ideal of Citizenship, First-Year Seminar-Top in Hist, Slavery in US Hist & Culture, History of American Popular Culture, Radical Lbr Movemnts US Hist

Evelyn Ho

Professor
(415) 422-6061

Evelyn Y. Ho is a Professor of Communication Studies, Asian Pacific American Studies, and Critical Diversity Studies at the University of San...

Education:

PhD/MA, Communication Studies, University of Iowa | BA, Speech Communication, University of Washington

Courses:

Communication & Culture, Directed Study, Communication & Culture, Qualitative Research Methods, Asian American Culture and Communication, Directed Study, Directed Project, Topics in Comm Studies, Communication Studies Internship

Karina Hodoyán

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6951

Associate Professor, received her Masters in Comparative Literature at San Francisco State University and her PhD from the Department of Spanish...

Education:

MA, Comparative Literature, San Francisco State University | PhD, Department of Spanish and Portugese, Stanford University

Courses:

Divisadero Publication, Directed Study, Cultural Manifestations, Research Seminar I, Research Seminar IV, First-Year Seminar, Span for Bilingual Students I, Español para Bilingües II, Sexualidad en la Lit Chicana, Puentes con Comunidad Latina, Revista Digital: DIVISADERO, Lit. y Arte Fronteriza, Special Topics, Dir Reading & Research

Clarence Jones

Visiting Professor
(415) 422-5662

Clarence Jones served as speechwriter and counsel to Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1960 to 1968 as an Allied Member of the New York Stock Exchange (...

Courses:

From Slavery to Obama, Special Topics in Politics

David Kim

Associate Professor, Fleishhacker Chair
(415) 422-5067

Hello, and welcome! In case you parachuted onto this page via Google, I'm the David Kim who is a philosophy prof at the U. of San Francisco, not the...

Education:

PhD, Philosophy, Syracuse University

Courses:

Cultures of East Asia, Directed Study, Gateway Sem: Global Humanities, Special Topics, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Asian Philosophy, Philosophy Symposium, Dir Reading & Research, Topics in Political Philosophy, St Ignatius Institute Symposium

Brandi Lawless

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4133

Brandi Lawless is an Associate Professor in the Communication Studies department. Broadly, her area of research can be defined as critical...

Education:

PhD, Communication, University of New Mexico | MA, Communication Studies, San Francisco State University | BA, California State University, Northridge

Courses:

Directed Study, Qualitative Research Methods, Intercultural Communication, Organizational Comm., Communication Education, Communication for Justice and Social Change, Intl Conflict & Alliance Bldg, Directed Study, Directed Project, Communication Studies Internship, Expedition USF

Evelyn Rodriguez

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6112

Evelyn I. Rodriguez is a second-generation Pinay, who was born in Honolulu, raised in San Diego, and is now an Associate Professor for the University...

Education:

PhD, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley | MA, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley | BA, Sociology, University of California, San Diego

Courses:

Foreword: Contemporary Issues, Special Topics, Directed Study, Davies Seminar, Research Seminar III, Asians and Pacific Islanders in U.S. Society, People of Mixed Descent, Research Methods, Current Issues in Sociology, Directed Study, Sociology Capstone Sem

Stephanie Sears

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5482

Stephanie Sears received her BA in psychology from Stanford University, and her MA and PhD from Yale University's joint program in African American...

Education:

PhD, African American Studies and Sociology, Yale University | MA, African American Studies and Sociology, Yale University

Courses:

Social Problems, Esther Madriz: Hip Hop in Global Perspective, Community Organizing, Directed Study, Directed Reading

Christine Young

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6733

Christine Young is Director of the Honors College. As a feminist theater practitioner, Professor Young’s research combines creative and scholarly...

Education:

MFA, Theater Directing, University of Iowa | BA, Religion, Princeton University

Courses:

Directed Study, Special Topics, Directed Study, Theater and Social History, Contemp Perf. Practices (COPP), Sexuality, Performance and Culture, Cabaret Production, Workshop: Play Production, Special Topics in Theater, Directed Study

James Zarsadiaz

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4168

James Zarsadiaz is Assistant Professor of History and serves as Director of the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program. His research and teaching...

Education:

PhD, History, Northwestern University | MA, History, Northwestern University | BA, American Studies and Political Science, George Washington University

Courses:

Ideal of Ctznshp:Hist Amer Ppl, Directed Study, History of the U.S., Asian American History, Ideal of Citizenship, The American City, United States History Seminar

Critical Diversity Studies Forum

September 23, 2016

Contact Info

Critical Diversity Studies

Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Kalmanovitz Hall 260 (415) 422-5706