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Derek Wu


Religion, Race, Displacement, Residential Segregation

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Derek Wu is a PhD student in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley (Designated Emphasis in Global Metropolitan Studies). Derek researches religion, race, displacement, and residential segregation in the S.F. Bay Area, where he grew up as a second-generation Taiwanese American.

Derek received his B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Biola University and M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, earning a certificate in Black Church Studies and the Asian American Ministry Award. At PTS, Derek worked for the Center for Asian American Christianity and was a Lead Researcher on the Imagining Church Project. At UC Berkeley, Derek is the Designated Coordinator of the Religion and Race Working Group sponsored by the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion.