• Emily H.A. Yen, PhD


    Emily H.A. Yen is the Kelter Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Studies at Trinity College. She earned a doctorate in Sociology at UCLA. She has been a Mellon Mays Fellow and a Port of Los Angeles Fellow.


    Her research interests include regional economic development, global cities, social movements, the environment, labor, race and ethnicity, and urban planning. 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 social and economic justice is vital her research, teaching, mentorship, art and public engagement.

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    June 2011-Present


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  • Emily H.A. Yen

    UCLA Sociology

  • Teaching


    Los Angeles: Global Trade and Local Ports

    (GE 66)

    Social Organization of Black Communities

    (Soc M5/Afro-Am M5)

    Mellon Mays Honors Seminar

    (Honors 101J)

    Teaching Assistant


    Introduction to Sociology: Summer 2017 and Summer 2015


    Los Angeles: The Cluster (Freshman Seminar): Spring 2016 and Winter 2016


    Social Networks: Spring 2016, Winter 2016 and Spring 2014


    Sociology of Organizations: Fall 2015


    American Society: Spring 2014


    Comparative Immigration: Fall 2013


  • Digital Media Projects

    Invisible Lujiazui

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  • Contact Me

    375 Portola Plaza
    Haines Hall 264
    Los Angeles, CA 90095