Dr. Nancy Wang Yuen is a sociologist and writer based in Los Angeles. She is the author of Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism and co-author of Tokens on the Small Screen: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Prime Time and Streaming Television. She is an Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology at Biola University. Nancy has appeared on BBC World TV, NPR, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and many other venues.
Nancy Wang Yuen, Ph.D., is a sociologist and pop culture geek.
She is the author of Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism (2016), the first book to examine the barriers actors of color face in Hollywood and how they creatively challenge stereotypes.
She also pioneered the first study of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on television and the 10-year followup study, TOKENS ON THE SMALL SCREEN: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on Prime Time and Streaming Television.
Nancy is an expert scholar and speaker on race and media, appearing on BBC World TV, NPR, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post. She is a regular contributor to Self.com and the Huffington Post.
She is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Sociology Department at Biola University.