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Grace Yeh

Grace Yeh

Professor, Ph.D. English

Interim Chair of Communication Studies

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Areas of Interest

  • Comparative ethnic literature
  • Representations of race, gender & sexuality
  • The politics of memory
  • Asian American Studies

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About Grace Yeh

Dr. Grace Yeh received her Ph.D. in English from UCLA. She also holds degrees from Duke and Georgetown. Her research interests include comparative ethnic literature, cultural representations of race, gender and sexuality, and the politics of memory. She co-directed the exhibit Routes and Roots: Cultivating Filipino American History on the Central Coast for the South County Historical Society in Arroyo Grande, California. At Cal Poly, she teaches Asian American and Comparative Ethnic Studies courses, and her courses often have a community-based learning component. She has engaged students in a number of public history projects, including a Japanese American internment oral history project, a Filipino American oral history project, and a local public bicycle tour through a critical ethnic studies lens. Though she's made herself at home in California, you'll know that Grace is not from around here when she slips in a few "y'alls" during lecture (she was born and raised in Georgia).

Publications

Yeh, Grace I. “Filipino Love Stories Digital Archiving Project.” American Quarterly 68.2 (June 2016): 393- 396.

Yeh, Grace I. “The Re/Collecting Project and Rethinking Archives and Archival Practice.” Verge: Studies in Global Asia 1.2 (Fall 2015). 31-36. Special Issue: Collecting Asias.

Haungs, Michael, Grace Yeh, and David Gillette. “The PolyXpress Mobile Ethnographic Storytelling System.” Civic Media Project. Eds. Eric Gordon and Paul Mihailidis. The MIT Press, 2015. civicmediaproject.org/works/civic-media-project/polyxpresssystem

Yeh, Grace I. “Race, Space, and Bicycle Pedagogy.” Teaching History 39.2 (2014): 79-91.

Awards

College of Liberal Arts Service Award, 2018

President’s Diversity Award finalist, 2018 and 2017

Service Learning Faculty Fellow, 2017-2018

San Luis Obispo County History Center Preservation Award, 2015

College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Innovation Award, 2014

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