About Russell M Jeung






Asian-American StudiesCollege of Ethnic Studies


Ethnic Studies and Psychology Building (EP)


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Tuesday: 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 am-2:00 pm

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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.


Dr. Jeung is author of Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Ethnicity and Religion Among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation (New York University Press, 2012) and Faithful Generations: Race and New Asian American Churches (Rutgers University Press, 2004). In addition, he has co-produced with Valerie Soe the documentary, The Oak Park Story (2010), about a landmark housing lawsuit involving his fellow Cambodian and Latino tenants. His spiritual memoir--A Guest in Exile-- about his family history, his Hakka Chinese American background, and his experiences in East Oakland for the last two decades will be published in Fall 2016 by Zondervan Press.


His research interests include the Sociology of Race, the Sociology of Religion, and Social Movements. His current research project examines the worldview of Chinese Americans, who are the most non-religious ethnic group in the United States.


Dr. Jeung is extensively engaged with his students in conducting community-based, participatory research with Asian American communities.