Jonathan Lee specializes in Southeast Asian and Sino-Southeast Asian American studies at San Francisco State University. He received his PhD in Religious Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2009. He is the Program Co-chair of the Asian American religious studies sections for the American Academy of Religion, Western Region (AAR/WR) conference.
Dr. Russell 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. After teaching at Foothill College for two years, he came to San Francisco State University's Asian American Studies Department in 2002.
Derrick Spiva Ph.D. M.F.A. recently published “The African American Music Survey”: https://app.tophat.com/e/428015 and “Sing Dance and Shout Through Oppression, Gospel Music workshop ” https://app.tophat.com/e/352250 both digital fully interactive e-textbooks published through Top Hat Textbook Publishing. Additionally, both are QOLT certified (see http:http://qolt.sfsu.edu)
Ashley D. Aaron is an Adjunct Professor at San Francisco State University in the College of Ethnic Studies, where she lectures in the Department of Africana Studies, and in the Ethnic Studies and Race and Resistance Studies Program. Her current teaching and research interests are Afro-Latina/o identity and history, Global Black Liberation Movements, Enslavement in the Americas, Black Family Studies, and Culturally Responsive Education in secondary schools.
Sara Sutler-Cohen, Ph.D., is a Sociologist currently teaching in the American Indian Studies Department, College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology with a parenthetical notation in American Studies in 2005 from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she completed her dissertation on the phenomenon of Neoshamanism in the Northern California area.
Ethnomusicologist, multi-instrumentalist, and associate professor of American Indian Studies in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University.
Melissa K. Nelson, Ph.D. is an ecologist, writer, editor, media-maker and native scholar-activist. She is Anishinaabe/Métis/Norwegian and an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. Her work is dedicated to indigenous rights and revitalization, Native science and biocultural diversity, ecological ethics and sustainability, and the renewal and celebration of community health and cultural arts.