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Edward Park

Professor and Chair of Asian and Asian American Studies

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES, University Hall, Room 4423

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts


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Edward J.W. Park is a professor and chair of the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. He received his Ph.D. in ethnic studies and a master’s degree in city and regional planning, both at the University of California, Berkeley. His research topics include migration studies, race relations, urban studies, and economic sociology. His most recent publications examine the transformation of Koreatown since the Los Angeles Civil Unrest of 1992 (“From Ethnic Island to a Transnational Bubble: Koreatown from 1992 to 2012,” Amerasia Journal, 2012) and comparative migration policies in transpacific context (“Immigration and Belonging: Nation, Class, and Membership in New Migration Policies,” AAPI Nexus Journal, 2012).


University of California at Berkeley

Ph.D., Ethnic Studies with Disciplinary Emphasis in Sociology


University of California at Berkeley

M.A., City and Regional Planning


University of California at Berkeley

B.A. (Honors), Social Sciences


Areas of Expertise

Asian Pacific American StudiesEthnic StudiesMigration StudiesRace RelationsUrban StudiesEconomic Sociology

Industry Expertise

  • Education/Learning
  • International Affairs


Fulbright Professor | professional

Fulbright Visiting Professor at University of Tokyo and Japan Women's University.


Visiting Scholar | professional

Center for Asian Cultural Studies, International Christian University. Tokyo, Japan.



  • Association of Asian American Studies
  • American Sociological Association
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems
  • Pacific Sociological Association
  • California Humanities Scholar

Media Appearances

Will this L.A. congressional district known as a Latino political base make history for Koreans?

Los Angeles Times  print


This part of Los Angeles, where the flatlands of Boyle Heights and the freeways that dissect it give way to the gentle slope of the city’s northeast, has long been a land of opportunity for politically ambitious underdogs.

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How the killing of Latasha Harlins changed South L.A., long before Black Lives Matter

Los Angeles Times  print


A generation ago, long before Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and the Black Lives Matter movement, the death of Latasha Harlins lit a fuse inside Los Angeles' African American community.

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Many U.S. Immigrants’ Children Seek American Dream Abroad

The New York TImes  online


Samir N. Kapadia seemed to be on the rise in Washington, moving from an internship on Capitol Hill to jobs at a major foundation and a consulting firm. Yet his days, he felt, had become routine.

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