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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Sociology
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Dr. Varisa Patraporn, Assistant Professor

Office: PSY-138
Phone: (562) 985-4607

Main Courses:
Data analysis (SOC 260), Research methods (SOC 354, 355, 696), Urban sociology and policy (SOC 540)

Research Interests:
Race/Ethnicity, Immigration and Community Economic Development

B.A. (cum laude) in Political Science (Honors) and Sociology, UC Irvine
Master of Public Policy, UCLA
Ph.D. Urban Planning, UCLA

Selected publications:
Patraporn, R.V. Tran, D.L and Ong, P.M. (2013). Asian American Homeownership and Foreclosure in East San Gabriel Valley: An Analysis of a Los Angeles County Community (AASC BESOL Report) Los Angeles: UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

Patraporn, R. V., Pfeiffer, D. and Ong, P.M (2010). “Building Bridges to the Middle Class: The Role of Community Based Organizations in Asian American Wealth Accumulation.” Economic Development Quarterly, 24(4), 288-303.

Patraporn, R. V., Ong, P. and Houston, D. (2009). “Closing the Asian White Wealth Gap?Asian American Policy Review, 18, 35-48.

Ong, P. and Patraporn. R.V. (2006). “Asian American Wealth.” In Jessica Gordon Nembhard and Ngina Chiteji (Eds.), Wealth Accumulation and Communities of Color in the United States: Current Issues (Pp. 173-190), Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.