Professor of Asian American Studies
With Pitzer Since: 2004
Field Group: Asian American Studies
Campus Address: Scott Hall 111
Office Hours: Mondays 4-5 p.m., Thursdays 3-4 p.m., and by appointment.
Related Website: Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies
BA, MA, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Associated Web Site:
Feminist and critical pedagogies
Critical Public Health
ASAM82: Racial Politics of Teaching
ASAM84: Nonviolent Social Change
ASAM85: Health Inequities
ASAM94: Community Health
Yep, K.S. (2017). Asian American Studies and Interrogating the Civic in Civic Engagement. In Handbook of Service-Learning for Social Justice, edited by Darren E. Lund, Wiley Press.
Yep, K.S. & Mitchell, T.D. (2017). Decolonizing community engagement: reimagining service-learning through an ethnic studies lens. In Cambridge Handbook for Service Learning and Community Engagement, edited by Dolgon, C., Eatman, T. & Mitchell, T.D., Cambridge University Press.
Yep, K. S., Zhao, T, Pang, S., Wang, C., & Wang, P.. (2014). The revised naturalization exam and Chinese immigrants in the United States: key issues for social workers. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 23(4), 271- 288.
Yep, K. S. (2011). Why are you so mad?: mediating racial conflict in service-learning classrooms. In Democratic Dilemmas of Service-Learning: Curricular Strategies for Success, Cress, C. & Donahue, D. (eds.), 110 – 118. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
Yep, K.S. (2009). Outside the paint : the racial and gender politics of basketball in San Francisco’s chinatown , 1930- 1950 . Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Yep, L. and Yep, K. S. (2008). Dragon’s child: the story of Angel Island. New York : Harper Collins.
Selected Conferences, Invited Talks, Public Commentary:
Panelist: “Women’s Health at the Intersection of Context, Inclusion and Public Health Practice”, Public Health Ethics Forum, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2017)
Speaker: “Examining the Ethical Considerations and Other Consideration for a Culture of Health in the Deep South” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and National Center for Bioethics (2017)
Recent Selected Awards, Grants and Honors
Professor Yep received a grant from the California Council for the Humanities for her digital social documentation project “Women, Faith, and Action,” co-directed with Rev. Deborah Lee, 2009- 2010.