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About Emily Wu

Emily S. Wu is a religionist and ethnographer, and has primarily researched in the healing rituals, practices, and narratives in Asian and Asian American contexts.  Wu’s teaching and community work also explore deeply into the diasporic, transnational, and cross-cultural Asian experiences.  She directs several community-based student participation projects in the Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese American communities in Marin County. In summers, she also leads Global Service-Learning courses in a Tibetan settlement monastery in Northern India, where she and her students spend a month immersed in the daily life of the religious community in exile.  Besides engaging in academic inquiries in ethnic and racial issues, she also serves as a board member of Asian American Alliance of Marin, a non-profit advocacy group that promotes social, economic, and legal visibility and access for the Asian community in the county.     

Positions

2016 Present Adjunct Associate Professor, Dominican University of California Department of Religion and Philosophy
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2015 Present Assistant Director for Community Outreach and Project Development, Dominican University of California Service-Learning Program
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2014 Present Adjunct Instructor, Holy Names University ‐ Department of Religious Studies
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20122016 Adjunct Instructor, Dominican University of California Department of Religion and Philosophy
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20112014 Adjunct Professor, University of San Francisco ‐ Center for the Pacific Rim
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20102011 Adjunct Professor, University of San Francisco ‐ Department of Theology and Religious Studies
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Curriculum Vitae



Honors and Awards

  • International Service Learning Summit, Grant for Minority-Serving Programs, March 2015
  • Service Learning Course Development Grant, Dominican University of California, Spring 2012
  • Newhall Teaching Fellowship, Graduate Theological Union, Spring 2007
  • Newhall Teaching Fellowship, Graduate Theological Union, Spring 2006
  • Newhall Research Grant, Graduate Theological Union, Spring 2006
  • Presidential Scholarship, Graduate Theological Union, 2003-2005
  • Graduate Scholarship, Boston University, 2001-2003

Courses

  • Religions and Philosophy of Asia
  • Service-Learning: Religions and Philosophy of Asia
  • Religion and Globalization
  • Meaning and Religion
  • Cross-Cultural and Spiritual Aspects of Humanhood
  • World Wisdom Traditions
  • Power Structure of Forgiveness
  • Global Service-Learning: Religion and Globalization

Education

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2010 Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union ‐ Cultural and Historical Studies of Religions
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2003 M.A., Boston University ‐ Religious and Theological Studies
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2000 B.S., University of California, Davis ‐ Psychology with Biological Emphasis
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Contact Information

Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901

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Forthcoming Publications (3)

Articles (3)

Books (1)

Book Chapters (9)

Book Reviews (2)

Film Reviews (1)

Unpublished Translation (1)

Presentations (8)