Ph.D., Univ Calif Berkeley (2002)
M.A., Univ Calif Berkeley (1994)
B.A., University Arizona (1992)
Scott Tang is an Assistant Professor in the American Studies Program. His scholarly interests include the social construction of race and ethnicity; urban migration and community formation; American experiences during the Cold War; and the history and culture of the American West. His current research project investigates the ways in which the Second World War and the early Cold War impacted the lives of Asian Americans and African Americans in San Francisco and transformed urban race relations and minority political activities.
In addition to bringing these interests to the classroom, Tang strives to create an active learning environment where students critically analyze history, culture, and the world around them. His courses include "Urban Mosaic: Migration, Identity, and Politics," "The West in American Culture: Myths, Symbols, and Realities," "Exploring Asian American Experiences," and "Constructing and Contesting Race in American Culture."
Prior to joining Trinity College, Tang served as an Assistant Professor in the American Studies Department at California State University, Fullerton. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in history from the University of California at Berkeley and his B.A. in history and political science from the University of Arizona.