Kathleen S. Yep

Pitzer, Professor, Asian American Studies
Office: Bernard 201, Pitzer College
Phone: 909-607-2645
Email: kathleen_yep@pitzer.edu

Research Interests:

Social Stratification (Race, Gender, Sexualities, and Class), Cultural Politics (Sport and Music), Education (Antiracist Feminist Pedagogies, Critical Consciousness), Contemporary Social Theory, Qualitative research (Oral Historiography, Participatory Action Research, Social Documentation).


B.A, M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Recent Courses:

Theory and Methods in Asian American Studies (ASAM115)
Fieldwork in Asian American Communities (ASAM102)
Racial Politics of Teaching (ASAM/LGCS82)
Asian Americans and Education (ASAM111)
Teaching as Social Change (ASAM188)
Nonviolent Social Change (SOC84AA)

Selected Publications:

  • “Playing Rough and Tough: Chinese American Women Basketball Players in the 1930s and 1940s,” Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, vol. 31, no.1 (2010).
  • “To Reform or to Empower: Asian American Studies and Social Justice Service Learning,”in C. Cress and D. Donahue, eds., Democratic Dilemmas of Service-Learning: Curricular Strategies for Success. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, 2011.
  • Outside the Paint: When Basketball Ruled at the Chinese Playground. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2009.
  • “For What You See As Just: Paulo Freire and Asian American Studies in Community-Based Learning,” Journal for Civic Commitment, vol. 16, No. 1 (2010).
  • The Dragon’s Child: A Story of Angel Island. New York: Harper Collins, 2008. With Laurence Yep.