Russell M. Jeung

Russell JeungVirginia Seminar Project: Guests in Exile: An Asian American Journey of Race, Class and Faith

Russell M. Jeung is an associate professor of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University. His research interests include race and religion and community organizing. He’s the co-producer of The Oak Park Story, a documentary about his faith-based community organizing in East Oakland with Cambodians and Latinos.

Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Ethnicity and Religion Among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation 

Sustaining Faith

Faithful Generations: Race and New Asian American Churches

Faithful Generations

At Home in Exile: Finding Jesus among My Ancestors and Refugee Neighbors

At Home in Exile: Finding Jesus Among My Ancestors And Refugee Neighbors, Russell Jeung

“Saved by My Refugee Neighbors,” Christianity Today, June 17, 2013.

The Oak Park Story (2012).

For Jeung’s academic page at San Francisco State University, click here.

Jeung is an associate professor of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University. He’s a co-editor of Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation (New York University Press, 2012) and the author of Faithful Generations: Race and New Asian American Churches (Rutgers University Press, 2005). He’s also the co-producer of The Oak Park Story, a documentary about his faith-based community organizing in East Oakland with Cambodians and Latinos. He and his wife, Joan, live in Oakland, California, with their son, Matthew. They attend New Hope Covenant Church.

What is your favorite book to require for classes you teach?
Yellow by Frank Wu

What are some of your favorite classes to teach? Why?
I enjoy teaching “Asian Americans and Public Policy,” because students engage in community-based participatory research on topics such as refugee resettlement and racial violence.

Who are the authors you most admire?
Anne Lamott, Barbara Kingsolver

Share a writing quirk.
I write on my bed inside the covers. After finishing a line, I get to check Facebook or read a sports news story.