With George Takei at the Japanese American National Museum, 2017
Getting interviewed for a documentary, 2016.
With Dr. Cornel West at Biola University, 2015.
"Mass Confucian" premiere, with Clyde Kusatsu, and Philip W. Chung at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, 2014.
Nancy Wang Yuen (Ph.D. UCLA, 2008) is a sociologist, documentary producer and pop culture geek.
Her book, Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism (Rutgers University Press, 2016) examines the barriers African American, Asian American and Latinx actors face in Hollywood and how they creatively challenge stereotypes.
Writing about race and ethnicity in media, Nancy has published widely and is an expert in the field. She pioneered the first policy reports on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in primetime television in 2006. She is currently conducting a 10-year followup study of the 2015-2016 television season, PRIME TIME: Asian Pacific Americans in Television.
Nancy has received grants from the National Science Foundation, California Council for the Humanities and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
As an associate professor at Biola University, Nancy teaches classes on race and gender in popular culture, Asian American studies, visual sociology and research methods.