Consider taking an Ethnic Studies class (ASAM and ICS) ... I'm excited to meet you and be a part of your college experience!

Classes I Teach

Fall 2020

25794ASAM 161ZAsian American Experiences Past to Present
25795ASAM 1161ZAsian Americans and Racism
01255ICS 467ZRace, Ethnicity and Inequality
26160ICS 468ZRace, Ethnicity and Inequality

Courses I've Taught and Programs I've Worked With

ICS 4: Race, Ethnicity, and Inequality
ICS 9: Race and Ethnicity: Belonging and Exclusion in the U.S.
ASAM 1: Asian American Experiences Past to Present (formerly ICS 20)
ASAM 10: Contemporary Asian American Communities (formerly ICS 22)
ICS 4 + ASAM 10: APALI Youth Leadership Academy & College Internship Program

My Take on Teaching Ethnic Studies

I teach Asian Americans Studies and comparative studies in race and ethnicity (aka Ethnic Studies). I love teaching Ethnic Studies.

I believe we all have so much to share based on what we have experienced and observed in life. Yet, it's rare to find spaces where we can explore how we make sense of all that--especially when it comes to race, ethnicity, and power.

I see my classes as moments in which we can uncover our own stories and develop our own perspectives on what's going on. From there, we can know what our commitments are and work towards what we think is good and right for our communities.

Faculty Info

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Mae Lee
Full-time Faculty

Intercultural Studies

Department Chair, Asian American & Asian Studies




B.A. International Relations, Stanford University

M.A. Food Research (aka Political Economy of Development), Stanford University

M.A. Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Summer Study of Chinese Language and Literature, Fudan University, Shanghai


Dissertation Research: Cultural Politics of Diversity in Corporate Silicon Valley

Russell Sage Foundation Research Grant: Asian American Racial Subjectivities in Silicon Valley Electoral Politics

U.S. Dept of Education, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution Grant (AANAPISI): Grant Writer & Director (IMPACT AAPI)

Office Hours

Fall 2020

Tuesday: 10AM-12PM

And by appointment

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