People / Graduate Students

Graduate Students

Derek Wu


Religion, Race, Neighborhoods, Social Movements

85823DC9 90DF 4949 8E77 90FB63464D6F.jpeg



Derek Wu is a PhD student in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley (Designated Emphasis in Global Metropolitan Studies). He uses sociological methods to research secularism and racialization in metropolitan contexts. He currently organizes the Religion and Race Working Group for the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion.

Derek received his B.A. in Bible and Theology from Biola University and M.Div. from Princeton Seminary, earning a certificate in Black Church Studies and the Asian American Ministry Award. At PTS, he helped establish the Center for Asian American Christianity and was a Lead Researcher on the Imagining Church Project.

Derek’s writing has been featured by the Asian American Christian Collaborative and the Center for Asian American Christianity. Connect with him on Twitter!