Skip to main content Skip to main navigation Skip to footer content

Asian American Studies

Faculty Directory

Jenny Banh Profile 2020

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of California, Riverside
Interests: Labor, Transnational corporations, Student Success, Diversity in Higher Education, Asian/Asian Americans


Banh, Jenny and Melissa King. (2017). Anthropology of Los Angeles: Places and Agency in an Urban Setting. Lanham: Lexington Books.

Banh, Jenny and Haiming Liu. (2020). American Chinese Restaurants: Society, Culture and Consumption. Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge.

Banh, Jenny. “I Have an Accent in Every Language I Speak!”: Shadow History of One Chinese Family’s Multigenerational Transnational Migrations. Genealogy 2019, 3, 36." Genealogy (Basel) 4, no. 96 (2020): 96.

Gena Gong Profile

Ed.D., Educational Leadership, CSU Fresno
M.A. Public Policy, Duke University
B.A. Psychology, University of California, San Diego

Gena Gong has a wealth of nonprofit experience, holding staff leadership roles at A New Way of Life Reentry Project, Community Partners, Asian Pacific Community Fund, and Leadership Education for Asian Pacific (LEAP).


Dissertation: "Asian Americans at a Western University: An Institutional Analysis." Order No. 28026848, California State University, Fresno, 2020. 

Research Brief: "The Academic Challenges of Southeast Asians at Fresno State." California Commission on APIA Affairs.

Seng Vang Profile 2021

M.A. Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego

Interests: Racial and ethnic history, immigration, Asian American Studies

Email: svang@csufresno.eduPhone: 559-473-3884

Franklin Ng

Franklin Ng is a professor emeritus of anthropology and Asian American Studies. He is the editor of the Asian American Encyclopedia (1995), author of Taiwanese Americans (1998), and the coauthor of Asian American Issues (2004). He is also the editor of the Routledge series, Studies in Asian Americans: Reconceptualizing Culture, History, and Politics. From 2004 to 2006, he served as president of the Association of Asian American Studies. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Amerasia JournalThe Journal of American Ethnic History, and Chinese America: History and Perspectives, and was the former editor of the Journal of American-East Asian Relations.