Beyond Diversity | Professor, Author and Historian, Jane Hong

Dr. Nathaniel Perez, director of the Center for Race and Reconciliation (CRR) at Nyack College, recently interviewed Dr. Jane Hong for the Center’s “Beyond Diversity” series.

Dr. Hong, author of Opening the Gates to Asia: A Transpacific History of How America Repealed Asian Exclusion, (University of North Carolina Press, 2019), is also an associate professor of history at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. She is at work on her next book which will examine how Asian immigration since 1965 has changed American evangelicalism and evangelical politics.

A historian whose expertise is on U.S. immigration and engagement with the world, concentrating on Asia post World War II, Dr. Hong was featured in episode three of the PBS five-part docuseries “Asian Americans.” Her knowledge of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act enriches the 150-year look back at Asian-American history.

“Beyond Diversity,” is an insightful collection of conversations that Dr. Perez has had with notable public figures. Archived on the CRR website, these dialogues reflect Nyack’s vision to be a part of educating the campus community and engaging others to gain new perspectives on race and reconciliation in our nation.