Kathleen S. Yep

Professor of Asian American Studies

On Sabbatical Spring 2020

With Pitzer Since: 2004
Field Group: Asian American Studies
Campus Address: Bernard 201
Phone: 909.607.2645
Email: Kathleen_Yep@pitzer.edu
Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Wednesdays, 3:00 am -4:00 pm & by appointment

Related Website: Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies

Educational Background

BA, MA, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Associated Web Site:


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/kathy-yep/4/b4a/a69

Research Interests:

Cultural Politics
Feminist and critical pedagogies
Critical Public Health
Community-based learning

Courses Offered:

ASAM82: Racial Politics of Teaching
ASAM84: Nonviolent Social Change
ASAM85: Health Inequities
ASAM94: Community Health
ASAM115: Methodologies

Selected Publications:

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.


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