faculty profile

Eddie Yuen
Visiting Faculty
Urban Studies

Eddie Yuen is a writer, editor, and radio producer who is currently working on a book on the political economy and cultural significance of extinction, both of species as well as of language and cultures. This project draws on research on the use of endangered species in Chinese food and medicine. Other current writing projects include a piece on the legacy of 1960s and 1970s "Third World” politics in the US, the rhetoric of catastrophism in contemporary environmental and social discourses, and the impact of globalization on urban social movements. Yuen is also a contributing producer for the radio program Against the Grain www.againstthegrain.org

Selected Publications: 
  • The Battle Of Seattle: The New Challenge to Capitalist Globalization. Eds. Eddie Yuen, Daniel Burton-Rose, and George Katsiaficas. Soft Skull Press, 2002.
  • Confronting Capitalism: Dispatches from a Global Movement. Eds. Eddie Yuen, Daniel Burton-Rose, and George Katsiaficas. Soft Skull Press, 2003.
  • “The convergence of the capitalist crisis and the ecological crisis.” Sum (a magazine published by the Royal Danish Academy of Art). November 2009.
  • “Normalizing Catastrophe: Cancun as Laboratory of the Future.” Upside Down World. December 2010.
Education: 
  • Masters, PhD (ABD), Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • BA, Development Studies, University of California, Berkeley