Lok Siu

Professor, Ethnic Studies

Experience matters, but listening is paramount when it comes to mentoring. As a woman of color and a first generation scholar, I have more than 20 years of experience navigating complex institutions like UC Berkeley and the academy, more generally. I bring my own insights, but I am most interested in helping colleagues define their goals, develop strategies, build community, and achieve a sense of belonging and fulfillment.

Lok SIU is Professor of Ethnic Studies and Chair of the Asian American Research Center. Her research focuses on diaspora, belonging and cultural citizenship, transnational migration, hemispheric Asian Americas, food, and ethnography. I am the recipient of the Faculty Mentor Award (2022) and the Berkeley Faculty Service award (2023).