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Emily H. Yen
Postdoctoral Fellow in Urban Studies
Phone: (860) 297-4017 Office Location: 70 Vernon Street
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Trinity College faculty member since 2018
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Univ. California-Los Angeles (2019)
M.A., Univ. California-Los Angeles (2013)
B.A., Smith College (2009)

Emily Yen is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Urban and Global Studies.  She is an interdisciplinary sociologist coming out of the UCLA Sociology doctoral program.  She is a Smith alumna, Mellon Mays Fellow, and Port of Los Angeles Fellow.  
As an urban ethnographer, she  utilizes a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods that include ethnography, interviewing, survey research, network analysis, and filmmaking. Her research focuses on grassroots organizing and organizational change at the ports in Southern California. She is developing her first book manuscript derived from her dissertation entitled “Invisible Industries: The Politics of Port Development in Southern California.”
Building sustainable communities that embody the principles social and economic justice is vital her research, teaching, mentorship, art and public engagement.   She values experiential learning and was a recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award at UCLA.