Department of Ethnic Studies - College of Letters and Science - University of California, Berkeley

People / Faculty

Core Faculty

Carolyn Chen

Associate Professor
Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

Religion, Race, Ethnicity, Immigration

Ph.D., Sociology, University of California at Berkeley 

M.A., Sociology, University of California at Berkeley

A.B., Sociology, Brown University


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  • 564 Barrows Hall

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Bio & Research Interests

Carolyn Chen received her doctorate in Sociology from UC Berkeley in 2002. Prior to teaching at Berkeley, she was Associate Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies at Northwestern University, where she served as Director of the Asian American Studies Program. She is author of the book Getting Saved in America: Taiwanese Immigration and Religious Experience (Princeton 2008) and co-editor of Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Ethnicity and Religion among the Latino and Asian-American Second Generation (NYU 2012). She is currently working on a book that examines the usage of Asian spiritual practices in Silicon Valley firms. 


Courses Taught

Race, Ethnicity, and Religion

Religions in Asian America

Contemporary Issues in Asian American Communities


Books

Getting Saved in America: Taiwanese Immigration and Religious Experience
Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Ethnicity and Religion among the Latino and Asian-American Second Generation