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Emily M

- Research Program Mentor

MA at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)


Asian American Studies, Culture, Identity, Race and Ethnicity,


I recently graduated with my Master of Arts from UCLA and now work and live in Chicago. My work focuses on cultural performances/performing culture and identity formation while my expertise spans Asian American history, Asian American communities, and general Asian American Studies topics. When I'm not busy writing, teaching, or studying, I like to take time to read, watch Netflix at home, spend time with loved ones, and eating yummy food!

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Documentary Video Project

Want to create a short documentary that focuses on the issues of the Asian American community and their issues? Want to learn how to do qualitative interviews and how you can put this data together in a meaningful way? Together we can work to create a documentary that focuses on the topic of your interest

Research Paper

Are you interested in writing a complete research paper about Asian American communities and their issues? Want to learn how to format and structure a research paper? If so, we can work together to create a full-length research paper all on your own!

Languages I know

Spanish (intermediate), Korean (conversational)

Teaching experience

Teaching Assistant at UCLA in the Asian American Studies Dept. I spent the last year working with students in small groups of about 20 at a time. My sections, ranging from 50-110 minutes, focused on expanding the students' ideas about class materials, creating equitable and inclusive spaces for discussion,



Santa Clara University
BS Bachelor of Science (2019)
Ethnic Studies and Psychology
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
MA Master of Arts (2021)
Asian American Studies

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