Russell Leong

Russell C. Leong

Founding Editor at Asian American Federation

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General Information

Education

sociology , San Francisco State College

MFA  - directing , UCLA's School of Film and Television

Affiliations

Honorary Advisor  - Asian American Writers' Workshop

Editor and Writer and Media and Professor  - UCLA

Hunter College Visiting Professor, CUNY 2011-2014  - Hunter College

Editor  - City University of New York

Board Member  - Poverty & Race Research Action Council

Member  - Keamy Street Asian American Writers Workshop

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Russell C. Leong is the Spring 2011 CUNY Thomas Tam Visiting Professor at Hunter College/CUNY, and the editor of UCLA's Amerasia Journal.
He received his MFA in directing from UCLA's School of Film and Television. An adjunct professor in the Depts. of English and Asian American Studies, Prof. Leong is also the editor of www.uschinamediabrief.com and Asian American Sexualities (Routledge Books. He was featured with 50 U.S. poets on the PBS series "The United States of Poetry."

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Russell C. Leong is the founding editor of the Asian American / Asian Research Institute's CUNY FORUM publication, and consulting senior editor for International Projects at UCLA.
Leong is a past CUNY Thomas Tam Visiting Professor at Hunter College/CUNY, Spring 2011 & 2012-2013. During his 33-year tenure as an academic editor at UCLA, he edited the first books and journals on Asian Pacific media and film, on Asian American sexualities, on Asian Americans post 9/11, and on Asian American transcultural studies. From 1977-2010, Leong was the editor of the foremost journal in Asian American Studies, Amerasia Journal, published by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center. There, he served as an adjunct full professor of English and Asian American Studies. His stories Phoenix Eyes (2000) and poetry Country of Dreams and Dust (1993) received an American Book Award and PEN Josephine Miles Award.

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Russell C. Leong is the founding editor of the Asian American / Asian Research Institute's CUNY FORUM publication, and previously served as the CUNY Thomas Tam Visiting Professor at Hunter College/CUNY.
During his 33-year tenure as an academic editor at UCLA, he edited the first books and journals on Asian Pacific media and film, on Asian American sexualities, on Asian Americans post 9/ll, and on Asian American transcultural studies. Between 1977-2010, Leong was the editor of the foremost journal in Asian American Studies, Amerasia Journal, published by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center. There, he served as an adjunct full professor of English and Asian American Studies. His stories (Phoenix Eyes (2000)) and poetry (Country of Dreams and Dust (1993)) received an American Book Award and PEN Josephine Miles Award. Leong, educated in the U.S. and Taiwan in film and comparative literature, is a consulting senior editor for International Projects at UCLA.

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