EDMUND FONG portrait
  • Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies
  • Chair, Ethnic Studies
  • Associate Professor, Political Science Department
  • Assistant Professor, Political Science Department
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Internal Service

  • Ethnic Studies Curriculum Committee. 2021 - present. service.
  • College of Social Behavioral Science Dean Search Committee. 2021 - 2022. service.
  • American Politics Comprehensive Exam Committee, Chair, 2021. Chair, 2021 - 2021. service.
  • EDI Inclusion Style Guide Review Committee, 2021-present. 2021 - present. service.
  • URC Faculty Scholarly Grant Program Reviewer, 2020. 2020 - 2020. service.
  • American Politics Comprehensive Exam Committee, 2020. 2020 - 2020. service.
  • School for Cultural and Social Transformation, Programming Committee, 2020-present. 2020 - present. service.
  • Political Science RPT Committee, 2020-2022. 2020 - 2021. service.
  • Graduate School Academic Policy Advisory Group, 2020. 2020 - 2020. service.
  • UROP Reviewer, 2020. 2020 - 2020. service.
  • Assistant Vice President for Faculty Diversity Search Committee, 2020. 2020 - 2021. service.
  • School for Cultural and Social Transformation, Associate Dean for Research Search Committee, 2019. 2019 - 2019. service.
  • School for Cultural and Social Transformation, Assistant Dean Search Committee, 2019. 2019 - 2020. service.
  • Vice President of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Search Committee, 2018-2019. 2018 - present. service.
  • Ethnic Studies 50th Anniversary Event Committee, 2018-2019. 2018 - present. service.
  • MLK, Jr. Week Planning Committee. 2018 - present. service.
  • Political Science Nominations & Awards Committee, 2018-present. 2018 - present. service.
  • Diversity Leadership Team, Office for Equity and Diversity, 2018-present. 2018 - present. service.
  • School for Cultural and Social Transformation Council, 2018-present. 2018 - present. service.
  • School for Cultural and Social Transformation Executive Committee, 2018-present. 2018 - present. service.
  • Manuscript reviewer, Politics, Groups and Identities. 2018 - present. service.
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee (Political Science). 2018 - 2018. service.
  • Ethnic Studies Diversity Scholars Coordinator Search Committee. 2018 - 2018. service.
  • Ethnic Studies Curriculum Committee. 2017 - present. service.
  • Manuscript reviewer, New Political Science. 2017 - present. service.
  • Manuscript reviewer, Political Theory. 2017 - present. service.
  • Pacific Island Studies Search Committee. 2016 - 2017. service.
  • Division of Gender Studies Internal Review Team. 2016 - 2016. service.
  • Political Science RPT Committee. 2016 - 2018. service.
  • Academic Senate. Substitute. 2016 - 2017. service.
  • Manuscript reviewer, Polity. 2016 - present. service.
  • Ethnic Studies Central Committee. 2016 - present. service.
  • Hinckley Journal of Politics, Faculty Editor. 2016 - 2018. service.
  • Division of Ethnic Studies RPT guidelines. Sole drafter. Approved 3/2017. 2016 - 2017. service.
  • Association for Asian America Studies, 2016 Annual Meeting Program Committee. 2015 - 2016. service.
  • Western Political Science Association, 2016 Annual Meeting Section Coordinator, Interpretation and Methods. 2015 - 2016. service.
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee (Political Science). 2015 - 2017. service.
  • Book manuscript reviewer, Routledge. 2015 - present. service.
  • Ethnic Studies/ Social Work Search Committee. 2014 - 2015. service.
  • Political Research Colloquium Committee. 2014 - 2016. service.
  • College of Social and Behavioral Science Undergraduate Scholarship Committee. 2014 - 2016. service.
  • Ethnic Studies Central Committee. 2012 - present. service.
  • Asian Pacific American Area Studies Head. 2012 - present. service.
  • Utah Opportunity Scholars Committee. 2012 - 2012. service.
  • Ethnic Studies Curriculum Committee. 2011 - present. service.
  • University Teaching Committee. 2010 - 2013. service.
  • RPT revisions committee. 2010 - 2012. service.
  • Diversity requirement course designations. Ethnc 2500, Ethnc/ Pols 5430, Pols 3190. 2010 - present. service.
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee. 2010 - 2013. service.
  • Political Inquiry Encounters (PIE) Co-coordinator. 2010 - 2012. service.

Professional Service

  • Entity: Utah Division of State History The Peoples of Utah Steering Committee. 2021 - present
  • Entity: Journal of Political Science Education Manuscript reviewer. 2021 - present
  • American Council of Learned Societies. Fellowship Reviewer, 2020 & 2021. 2020 - 2021
  • Entity: Politics, Groups, and Identities Reviewer. 2018 - present
  • “When and Where I Enter: On Asian American Awareness in the 21st Century,” Invited Participant, Asian American Student Association High School Conference, University of Utah, February 17, 2017. 2017 - 2017
  • Entity: Political Theory Manuscript reviewer. 2016 - present
  • “2016 Election De-brief: Immigration Policy and the Policy Process,” Invited Participant, International Scholar and Student Services, Office of Global Engagement, University of Utah, November 21, 2016. 2016 - 2016
  • Entity: Routledge Book monograph reviewer. 2016 - present
  • Entity: Public Administrative Review Manuscript Reviewer. 2016 - present
  • Entity: New Political Science Manuscript reviewer. 2016 - present
  • Western Political Science Association. Section Coordinator, Interpretation & Methods. 2015 - 2016
  • Association for Asian American Studies. 2016 Annual Meeting Program Committee. 2015 - 2016
  • Modern American Race Relations and Institutional State Violence. Speaker Sponsored by Hinckley Institute of Politics and Political Science Student Advisory Council. 2014 - 2014
  • Entity: Polity Reviewer. 2014 - present
  • Panel Speaker, Asian Pacific American Heritage Awareness. 2012 - 2012
  • Entity: Political Research Quarterly Reviewer. 2011 - present
  • Entity: Urban Studies reviewer. 2010 - present
  • Entity: American Quarterly reviewer. 2010 - present
  • Entity: American Political Science Review Reviewer. 2009 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Faculty of the Game Recognition, University of Utah vs. USC Homecoming Game, October 19, 2018. University of Utah, 2018
  • Nominated, Don Nakanishi Award for best paper, "Race Against Time: The Temporal Structure of the White Yeomanry". Committee on the Status of Asian Pacific Americans, Western Political Science Association, 2017
  • “Race and Ethnicity in Global Contexts: Transforming Ethnic Studies.” Global Learning Across the Disciplines (GLAD) Grant, $10,000. With Lourdes Alberto (PI) & Elizabeth Archuleta. Office of Global Engagement, 2017
  • Nominated. CSBS Superior Teaching Award. College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2017
  • Finalist, CSBS Junior Teaching Award. College of Social and Behavioral Science, 2012
  • Hannah Arendt Award for Politics. New School for Social Research, 2009

Affiliations

  • Western Political Science Association (WPSA), Member, 01/2006 - present
  • Association for Political Theory (APT), Member, 10/2003 - present
  • American Political Science Association (APSA), Member, 06/1998 - present
  • Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), Member, 01/1997 - present

In the Media

  • “Interview on Anti-CRT/Book Bans,” Al Jazeera English Live, January 28, 2022. 2022.
  • Transformative Intersectional Studies Collective Grant Interview, Daily Utah Chronicle, January 27, 2022. 2022.
  • Interview on Patriotism & American Exceptionalism, Daily Utah Chronicle, September 21, 2021. 2021.
  • Interview on BLM Utah Statement on American Flag, ABC4 News, July 13, 2021. 2021.
  • “Could Utah’s colleges be stopped from teaching about divisive topics?” Salt Lake Tribune, June 23, 2021. 2021. https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2021/06/23/co...
  • “Interview about Critical Race Theory,” KRCL, June 22, 2021. 2021.
  • “Understanding Critical Race Theory,” @theU, June 18, 2021. 2021. https://attheu.utah.edu/facultystaff/understanding...
  • “Critical Race Theory: Experts break down what it actually means,” Washington Post video segment, June 8, 2021. 2021. https://youtu.be/svj_6w0EUz4
  • “Debate on Critical Race Theory in Schools,” KUER w/ Jon Reed, June 4, 2021. 2021. https://www.kuer.org/2021-06-11/an-academic-debate...
  • “Interview on Critical Race Theory,” Daily Utah Chronicle, May 27, 2021. 2021.
  • “Interview on Critical Race Theory,” KUTV 2News, May 19, 2021. 2021.
  • “Interview on Critical Race Theory,” KSL Newsradio, May 19, 2021. 2021.
  • “Interview on Critical Race Theory,” KSL TV, May 18, 2021. 2021.
  • “Interview on Critical Race Theory/1619 Project,” FOX13, May 17, 2021. 2021.
  • “Comment on H.B. 377,” ABC4, April 30, 2021. 2021.
  • “Myth of the Model Minority, hate crimes and hate speech against Asian Americans,” Panelist. KRCL RadioACTive, April 6, 2021. 2021. https://krcl.org/blog/radioactive-april-6-2021/
  • “Get comfortable feeling uncomfortable: Why kids need to learn about race at home,” ABC4.com, March 17, 2021. 2021.
  • “Partisanship and Personal Relationships,” Daily Utah Chronicle, February 5, 2021. 2021.
  • “2020 VP Debate,” Courthouse News Service, October 2, 2020. 2020.
  • “Black Conservatism,” KUER, July 23, 2020. 2020.
  • “What Does It Mean to Be an American?” KRCL RadioACTive, July 3, 2020. 2020.
  • "Power to the People: U.S. Voting Rights," KCPW. 2019. http://kcpw.org/blog/local-programs/2020-02-19/pow...
  • "The Power of the Ballot". 2019. http://kcpw.org/blog/local-news/2019-01-30/the-pow...
  • “Civility in Politics,” KCPW, May 5, 2018. 2018. http://kcpw.org/blog/local-programs/hinckley-insti...
  • "Utahns respond to Charlottesville," KCPW. 30 minute interview over race and free speech in the wake of Charlottesville. 2017.
  • "Ethnic Studies Goes Global," @theU. 2017.
  • “How Will Race Relations Impact the 2016 Election?” Good4Utah, ABC4. 2016.
  • "Modern American Race Relations and Institutional State Violence" KUER (NPR Affiliate). 2014. http://kuer.org/post/hinckley-forum-modern-america...