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Edited Works

1)  Co-editor (with Jared Sexton and Joao Costa Vargas), “Race and Variations of Discipline.” Special issue of Critical Sociology Vol. 36, No. 1 (January, 2010)

Peer-Reviewed Articles

8) Revisiting ‘Black-Korean Conflict’ and the ‘Myth of Special Assistance’: Korean Banks, US Government Agencies, and the Capitalization of Korean Immigrant Small Business in the United States” Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies Vol. 1, No. 2 (2014)

7) “The Wages of Non-Blackness: Contemporary Immigrants’ Rights and Discourses of Character, Productivity, and Value.”  InTensions Issue 5.0 (Fall/Winter 2011)

6) “Barack Obama’s Community Organizing as New Black Politics.” Special issue of Political Power and Social Theory, “Rethinking Obama,” edited by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and Louise Seamster.  Vol. 22

5) “Minority, Black, and Non-Black People of Color: ‘New’ Color-blind Racism and the US Small Business Administration’s Approach to Minority Business Lending in the Post-Civil Rights Era.” Critical Sociology Vol. 37, No. 5 (September 2011)

4) “Where to Look: A Response to Min and Park regarding Korean Immigrant Entrepreneurship, the Disadvantage Thesis, and Colorblind Racism.”  Critical Sociology Vol. 36, No. 6 (November 2010) [Invited submission]

3) “Colorblind Racism and Institutional Actors’ Explanations of Korean Immigrant Entrepreneurship.” Critical Sociology Vol. 36, No. 2 (January 2010)

2) “The Globalization of Korean Banking and Korean Immigrant Entrepreneurship in the United States.” Race, Gender & Class Vol. 16, No. 3/4 (2009)

1) “The 1992 Los Angeles Riots and the Asian American Abandonment Narrative as Political Fiction.” CR: The New Centennial Review Vol. 6, No. 2: 73-110 (Fall 2006)


4) “Asian Americans, Deviance, Crime, and the Model Minority Myth.” Race, Ethnicity, and the Prison System–Critical Perspectives, ed. Scott W. Bowman (ABC-CLIO, forthcoming)

3)  “Korean Banking and Korean Immigrant Entrepreneurship.”  Sociological Odyssey: Contemporary Readings in Introductory Sociology, 4th Edition, ed. Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler (Cengage Learning, 2013)

2) “Why Black Immigrants Matter: Re-focusing the Discussion on Racism and Immigration Enforcement.”  Keeping Out the Other: Immigration Enforcement Today, ed. Philip Kretsedemas and David Brotherton (Columbia University Press, 2008)

1) “Asian America’s Response to Shaquille O’Neal Riddled with Racial-Sexual Anxiety.” Sports Talk, ed. Lisa Beckelhimer (Pearson Longman, 2008)

Encyclopedia Entries

3) “Model minorities.”  Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, 2nd Ed., ed. Patrick L. Mason (Cengage Learning, 2013)

2) “Chinese Exclusion Act.” Anti-Immigration in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia, ed. Kathleen Arnold (Greenwood, 2011)

1) “Eugenics.”  Anti-Immigration in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia, ed. Kathleen Arnold (Greenwood, 2011)

Book Reviews

3) “The Browning and Yellowing of Whiteness: A Review of Who is White? Latinos, Asians, and the New Black/Nonblack Divide by George Yancey,The Black Commentator, Issue 138 (May, 2005)

2) Yellow: Race in America beyond Black and White by Frank Wu.  Perspectives 0n Global Development and Technology Vol. 1, No. 3-4: 346-48 (2002)

1) Korean American Women: From Tradition to Modern Feminism ed. by Young I. Song and Alice Moon.  Gender & Society Vol. 13, No. 5: 689-90 (1999)