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Mike Truong

Lecturer
Writing Program
School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts

University of California, Merced
School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
P.O. Box 2039
Merced, CA 95344

Email: mtruong@ucmerced.edu
Office: COB 307
Phone: 209-217-7249
Fax: 209-228-4007

 
contactus.html resources.html ministries.html worship.html aboutvbc.html index.html resources.html ministries.html worship.html aboutvbc.html index.html Most of Mike Truong's life has been spent in California. He grew up in San Jose, went to college in Santa Cruz, attended graduate school in San Diego, and lived in Los Angeles before moving to Merced. He has taught Writing, Ethnic Studies, and other social science courses at UC San Diego, and Ethnic Studies and Sociology at Glendale Community College. He envisions UC Merced as a model institution of higher learning that fosters interdisciplinary learning, teaching, and research, and hopes students will learn the important skills of interdisciplinarity that are so vital for success in the 21st century. He sees the Writing Program as an indispensible component of UC Merced for providing students with such training.
 
Research Interests:
His primary research examines Asian Americans’ relationship to the American welfare state and their cultural citizenship. In particular, he focuses on how the “model minority” stereotype informs social welfare policies in the U.S., and in turn affects access to social welfare resources for various Asian American communities. He is also interested in the sociology of religion among different Asian American immigrant communities.
 
Education:
Ph. D., 2005 - University of California, San Diego
M.A., 2000 - University of California, San Diego
B.A., 1997 - University of California, Santa Cruz
 
 

Michael Truong ~ Last Updated January 28, 2007