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David K. Yoo


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Phone: 310-267-5592



UCLA AASD 3336 Rolfe Hall Box 957225 Los Angeles, CA 90095


David K. Yoo is Professor of Asian American Studies and History, and Vice Provost, Institute of American Cultures.


Ph.D., Yale University
M.A., Yale University
M.Div., Princeton Seminary
B.A., magna cum laude, Claremont McKenna College

Research Interests

Asian American history, United States history, religion and Asian Americans


  • Book, Co-Editor (with Eiichiro Azuma), The Oxford Handbook of Asian American History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016).
  • Book, Contentious Spirits: Religion in Korean American History, 1903-1945(Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010).
  • Book, Co-Editor (with Albert L. Park), Encountering Modernity (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2014)
  • Book, Co-Editor (with Ruth H. Chung), Religion and Spirituality in Korean America, (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008).
  • Book, Growing Up Nisei: Race, Generation, and Culture Among Japanese Americans of California, 1924-1949 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000).
  • Book, Editor, New Spiritual Homes: Religion and Asian Americans(Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1999).


  • Senior Fulbright Scholar, Korea University
  • Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in the Humanities
  • UCLA Institute of American Cultures Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Research Fellowship, Huntington Library
  • Faculty Fellowship, John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation

David K. Yoo