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Associate Provost and Professor of American Studies, Amherst College

My new book is 'Hyper Education: Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior Are Not Enough" (NYU Press). I have served as president of the Association for Asian American Studies. I also have served as a Museum Curator at the Smithsonian Institution. I have published op-eds in various venues, including The New York Times. I am interested in immigration, education, race, and other topics. I am an award-winning author and teacher.


  • –present
    Professor, Amherst College


  • 2002 
    Cornell University, Ph.D./Sociology