Asian American Studies

Eunai Shrake

Eunai Shrake
Chair & Professor
(818) 677-2151
Office location:
JR 346A


Dr. Eunai Shrake - Advising Coordinator

"Asian American Studies is important because it provides intellectual space to reflect on American society's race/class structure and to (re)think ways to build a more democratic and equitable society."

Dr. Shrake is a professor who specializes in Asian American education. Prior to joining CSUN AAS department in 2002, she taught at UCLA, UCI, and CSULB.

She teaches ITEP and teacher education courses such as Asian American Child and The Schools (AAS 450), and Equity and Diversity in School (AAS 417). Her teaching repertoire also includes Introduction to Asian American Studies (AAS 100), and Directed Research in Contemporary Korean American Community (AAS 495KAC).

She has published three co-edited books and various journal articles and book chapters. Her current research projects focus on “Parachute Kids” and “Transnational (Wild Geese) Families” from East Asian countries.

She is an animal lover and spends her spare time playing with her 7 kitties; Gigi, Fifi, Pierre, Kiki, Marcel, Sophie, and Cherie.

Dr. Shrake with her AAS 495 class in 2013 at her house
Dr. Shrake with her AAS 495 class in 2013 at her house


  • Ph.D. Education (emphasis in Social Sciences of Education & Comparative Education), University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Th.M. Theology, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, TX,
  • M.A. Christian Education, Presbyterian College, Seoul, Korea
  • B.A. Christian Education, Presbyterian College, Seoul, Korea

Scholarship Highlights

  • Co-editor (with Mora, Masequesmay & Munoz), Learning English/Learning America: Voices of Latinos and Asian Americans (Kendall/Hunt Publishers, 2008).
  • Co-editor (with Munoz, Buenavista & Masequesmay), Navigating the Great Recession (Kendall/Hunt Publishers, 2011).
  • Co-editor (with E. Chen) Asian Pacific American Experience: Past, Present, and Future (Kendall/Hunt Publishers, 2012).