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

  • Edmund Fong (date unknown). American Exceptionalism and the Remains of Race: Multicultural Exorcisms (New York: Routledge, 2014). Choice “Highly Recommended.” http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138794009/. Accepted, .
  • Edmund Fong (date unknown). "Formative Mappings, Political Trappings: Histories of Race and Ethnicity in the United States." Co-authored with Victoria Hattam. Commissioned for Oxford Handbook of Racial And Ethnic Politics in the United States (online publication March 2015, Oxford University Press.). Accepted, .
  • Edmund Fong (date unknown). Reflections on Fred Lee’s “Contours of Asian American Political Theory: Introductions and Polemics.”. Routledge. Accepted, .
  • Edmund Fong (date unknown). "Reconstructing the Problem of Race." Political Research Quarterly 61: 660-670 (Dec 2008). Special issue on the study of Race in American Political Development. Accepted, .
  • Edmund Fong (date unknown). Reflections on Fred Lee’s “Contours of Asian American Political Theory: Introductions and Polemics.”. Politics, Groups, and Identities. Vol. 6:3, 3. Accepted, .
  • Edmund Fong (date unknown). “Beyond the Racial Exceptionalism of the Japanese Internment,” Politics, Groups, and Identities 1:2 (June 2013): 239-244. Accepted, .
  • Edmund Fong (date unknown). "White Bound: Nationalists, Antiracists, and the Shared Meanings of Race by Matthew W. Hughey, Race Defaced: Paradigms of Pessimism, Politics of Possibility by Christopher Kyriakides and Rodolfo D. Torres, Racing for Innocence: Whiteness, Gender, and the Backlash against Affirmative Action by Jennifer L. Pierce," Public Integrity 15(3): 318-322 (Summer 2013). Accepted, .

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Race and Ethnicity in Global Contexts: Transforming Ethnic Studies. Global Learning Across the Disciplines (GLAD) Grant. PI: - 2019. Total project budget to date:

Presentations

  • “Understanding Critical Race Theory,” University of Utah Communications Team Brief, May 27, 2021. , Presented, 2021.
  • “Race Against Time: Race and the American Political Imaginary,” MUSE Lecture. , Presented, 2019.
  • Invited Panelist, Diversity Scholars Faculty Panel, University of Utah, February 27, 2018. , Presented, 2018.
  • “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. , Presented, 2017.
  • “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. , Presented, 2016.
  • "Modern Race Relations and Institutional State Violence" Hinckley Institute of Politics. , Presented, 2014.
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  • “Race & Wealth,” Guest Lectures, POLS/ECON 2500 The United States of Inequality, September 28th & 30th, 2021. , Presented, 2021.
  • “Race Against Time: The Temporal Structure of the White Yeomanry,” Invited Participant, Francis D. Wormuth Symposium “The Politics of Identity”, University of Utah, April 6, 2017. , Presented, 2017.
  • “Race and American Political Development,” Invited participant, 2016 proceedings of the Western Political Science Association, San Diego. , Presented, 2016.
  • "Gothic Republicanism: Race and the Machiavellian Moments of American Political Discourse," 2015 proceedings of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas. , Presented, 2015.
  • "A Belabored Republic? Rethinking Racial/Gender Intersections in American Political Development" delivered at the 2014 proceedings of the Western Political Science Association, Seattle. , Presented, 2014.
  • “Frederick Jackson Turner’s Frontier Thesis Revisited: The Strange Career of Race and American Democratization,” 2013 proceedings of the Western Political Science Association, Los Angeles. , Presented, 2013.
  • "'Interns' of America: Re-imagining Race through the Japanese Internment.". , Presented, 2010.
  • "The Moynihan Moment: Liberal Governmentality and the Epidemiology of Politics.". , Presented, 2009.
  • "Post-Colonial Analysis," Methods Cafe, 2015 Proceedings of the American Political Science Association, San Francisco. Other, Presented, 2015.
  • “Inclusive Histories Matter | Reframing the Conversation: Critical Race Theory,” Panelist, University of Utah, September 8, 2021. Panel, Presented, 2021.
  • “Racial Justice Town Hall,” Panelist, Honor’s College, University of Utah, April 8, 2021. Panel, Accepted, 2021.
  • “How to Navigate RPT as Marginalized Faculty,” Panelist, University of Utah, February 23, 2021. Panel, Presented, 2021.
  • “Monumental Racism,” Moderator, Hinckley Institute of Politics, University of Utah, November 16, 2020. Panel, Presented, 2020.
  • “Author Meets Reader- Annie Fukushima,” Moderator, Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah, October 28, 2020. Panel, Presented, 2020.
  • Race and the Census, Hinckley Institute. Panel, Presented, 2020.
  • U Remembers: Anti-Semitism Today and the Dynamics of Othering. Panel, Presented, 2020.
  • “Power to the People: U.S. Voting Rights,” Invited Panelist, Hinckley Institute of Politics. Panel, Presented, 2019.
  • “Campus-Community Dialogue: Protest,” Invited Panelist, Salt Lake Public Library. Panel, Presented, 2019.
  • “The Power of the Ballot,” Invited Panelist, MLK, Jr. Week Hinckley Pizza & Politics Forum, University of Utah, January 24, 2019. Panel, Presented, 2019.
  • “Civility in Politics,” Invited Panelist, Hinckley Institute of Politics, University of Utah, April 9, 2018. Panel, Presented, 2018.
  • “Diversity and Disparity: Race, Class, and Gender Inequities in the U.S.,” Invited Panelist, Understanding Our Differences, Shaping Our Future: A Campus-Community Dialogue Series, University of Utah, April 20, 2017. Panel, Presented, 2017.
  • “Criminal Justice, Policing, and Police Practices,” Invited Participant, “Making Sense of the 2016 Elections,” University of Utah, October 17, 2016. Panel, Presented, 2016.
  • “Roundtable: 2016 Presidential Primaries,” Invited participant, Hinckley Institute of Politics, University of Utah, March 1, 2016. Panel, Presented, 2016.
  • “Author Meets Critics: American Exceptionalism and the Remains of Race by Edmund Fong,” 2015 proceedings of the Western Political Science Association, Las Vegas. Panel, Presented, 2015.
  • “Book Release: Ella Myer’s Worldly Ethics,” University of Utah, April 17, 2013. Panel, Presented, 2013.
  • “Lincoln, Django & 150 Years Later: A Critical Dialogue,” University of Utah, February 28, 2013. Panel, Presented, 2013.
  • “Asian Americans & the Bamboo Ceiling,” University of Utah, April 12, 2012. Panel, Presented, 2012.
  • “The Racial Time of 20th Century U.S. Immigration Policy: The Case of the 1952 McCarran-Walter Act,” accepted, 2019 proceedings of the Western Political Science Association, San Diego, April 19, 2019. , Accepted, 2019.
  • “The Technos of White Herrenvolk Revival,” 2018 proceedings of the Western Political Science Association, San Francisco. March 31, 2018. , Presented, 2018.
  • “Race Against Time: The Temporal Structure of the White Yeomanry,” 2017 proceedings of the Western Political Science Association, Vancouver. , Presented, 2017.
  • “’Interns’ of America: Disclosures of Race through the Japanese Internment,” conference on Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Law and American Political Development, University of Ohio, May 20-21, 2011. , Presented, 2011.

Research Statement

My research interests occupy the nexus between critical race studies, American political thought & development, and contemporary political theory. I seek to understand how discourses of race have synergized American politics in both its institutional and cultural aspects.