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Email: ;  Phone: 408-864-5763     Office: F11-K                    

I teach English, Women's Studies, and Asian American Studies at De Anza College.
See my Class List in the menu on the left side of this page for courses that I have taught here.

I am an avid supporter of ¡LEAD!, IMPACT AAPI, Sankofa, First Year Experience, Puente, and other student support programs at De Anza.  I regularly teach EWRT classes that support IMPACT AAPI and ¡LEAD! .

From 2011-2013, I was the President of De Anza's Academic Senate and the Basic Skills Initiative (BSI) Faculty Coordinator and co-chair of DARE Task Force.

A little about my educational background:  I completed my Ph.D. and M.A. in English at U.C. Santa Barbara (my dissertation was about Asian American literature and the construction of community identities), and I also have a B.S. degree from the University of Southern California.  Prior to coming to De Anza, I was an assistant professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. 

My current teaching/community interests: literature, prose writing, and films about contemporary culture, especially around issues of race, ethnicity, class, and gender; food (eating, cooking, and writings about food culture and politics); encouraging students to learn more about and become more engaged in the world around them from De Anza to beyond...

This page is continuously under construction, so please be patient and contact me if you have any questions about my courses and work at De Anza!  My email is:, and my phone is (408) 864-5763.

 Updated Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 12:40:58 PM by Karen Chow -
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