Professor Mary Yu Danico is professor of sociology and director of the Asian American Transnational Institute at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona and president of the Association for Asian American Studies (2012-2014). Her areas of expertise are in Race Relations and Family, and she has vested interests in: Asian American studies; Korean American family and Community formation; Ethnic Identity, 1.5 and second generation issues; immigration; diaspora and reverse migration; and LGBT communities. She developed and runs the department Peer Mentor Program, advises students in the Four-Year Pledge program and students who want to be engaged in university life. She was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Seoul Korea (2005-2006), and former chair of the American Sociological Association Asia/Asia America section. She is the author of The 1.5 Generation: Becoming Korean American in Hawaii (2004), Asian American Issues (2004) and Transforming the Ivory Tower: Challenging Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia in Higher Education (2012).