Assistant Professor of Sociology and Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies
Division of History and Social Sciences
Yaejoon Kwon is a historical sociologist and Asian Americanist. Her research focuses on the sociologies of the military, state, race, and empire. Her current book project examines how anti-Asian racism and sexism in the continental U.S. and overseas military bases are interrelated and thus, must be understood within the context of the historical origins and evolution of U.S. military occupations and colonialisms in Asia. She received a B.A. in sociology and Asian American studies from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.