• Emily H.A. Yen, PhD


    Emily H. A. Yen is a Visiting Faculty Scholar at the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures at the University of Virginia. She earned a doctorate in Sociology at UCLA and was Kelter Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Studies at Trinity College.


    Her research interests include urban coalitions, global cities, social movements, the environment, labor, race and ethnicity, and religion. She utilizes a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods that include ethnography, interviewing, survey research, and network analysis.


    Building sustainable communities that embody the principles of social and economic justice is vital to her research, teaching, mentorship, art, and public engagement.

  • Emily H.A. Yen

  • Teaching

    Courses at Trinity College

    The American City

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    Courses at UCLA


    Los Angeles: Global Trade and Local Ports


    The Social Organization of Black Communities


    Mellon Mays Honors Seminar


    Teaching Assistant


    Introduction to Sociology


    Los Angeles: Freshman Seminar Cluster


    Social Networks


    Sociology of Organizations


    American Society


    Comparative Immigration


  • Digital Media Projects

    Invisible Lujiazui

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