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The Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies
at University of California, Riverside
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The Young Oak Kim Center for Korean American Studies Faculty & Staff


Edward T. Chang is YOK Center Director and Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside. Prof. Chang is a prolific speaker, writer and researcher. His articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Press Enterprise and various other publications. Prof. Chang earned his B.A. (1982) in Sociology and Ph.D. (1990) in Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and M.A. (1984) in Asian American Studies at UCLA. Click the image to the left to read a full biography on Prof. Chang.

Crystal Baik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside. She is an expert in Korean/American cultural history, U.S. militarization, visual culture, memory studies, and decolonizaion. She recieved her BA in History and Gender Studies from Williams College, a Masters in Oral History from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in American Studies & Ethnicty from the University of Southern California (USC). Prof. Baik is also affiliated with the YOK Center, UCR. For a full bio on Prof. Baik, click the image to the left.

Carol K. Park is the author of Memoir of Cashier: Korean Americans, Racism, and Riots, a filmmaker and researcher. Park graduated from UC Riverside with a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in 2011. She wrote and produced the documentary The 1992 LA Riots: Reflections on Our Future in April 2012. Today, Park is a researcher for the YOK Center at UC Riverside. At the Center she edits books, writes and produces documentaries, works on academic papers, oversees an intern program, and conducts research projects on Korean American history and identity. Park is currently working on another film and a Korean American history textbook. For more information about her book, click the image to the left.