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Recent Courses

History Of Philosophy I Ancient Philosophy
Introduction To Philosophy
Philosophy Of Race And Multiculturalism
Seminar In Humanities: The Philosopy Of Race And Multiculturalism

Teaching Specializations/Interests

History of Philosophy
Eastern Philosophy
Feminist Philosophy
Critical Race Theory

Research Interests

Critical Race Theory
Eastern Philosophy


Sokthan Yeng (2014). The Biopolitics of Race: State Racism and U.S. Immigration. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield.

Book Chapters

Sokthan Yeng and Mark Grabowski (2014). The Ethics of Privacy: Questioning Media Coverage of the Tiger Woods Scandal. In Mitchell Land, Koji Fuse, and Bill Hornaday (Eds.). Contemporary Media Ethics. Marquette Books.

Mark Grabowski and Sokthan Yeng (2013). To Post or Not to Post: Philosophical and Ethical Considerations for Mug Shot Websites. In Don Heider and Adrienne L. Massanari (Eds.). Digital Ethics. Peter Lang Publishing.

Sokthan Yeng (2010). Fanon and the Impossibilites of Love in the Colonial Order. In Elizabeth A. Hoppe and Tracey Nicholls (Eds.). Fanon and The Decolonization of Philosophy. Lexington Books.

Sokthan Yeng (2008). Grameen Bank and Capitalist Challenges. In Patricia Werhane and Mollie Painter-Morland (Eds.). Cutting-edge issues in Business Ethics: Continental Challenges to Theory and Practice. Springer.

Refereed Articles

Sokthan Yeng (2014), Irigaray's Alternative Practices of the Self. Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy.

Sokthan Yeng (2013), Irigaray's Meditations on the Duality of Sexuality in Buddhist Ethics. Journal of Buddhist Ethics, 20, 203-231.

Sokthan Yeng (2010), Foucault's Critique of the Science of Sexuality: The Function of Science within Bio-power. Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy, 18, 9-26.

Invited Presentation/Lecture

Sokthan Yeng (2012, December). The Biopolitics of Religion: From Cultural Norms to Scientific Truth. Foucault Circle at the American Philosophical Association (East), Atlanta, GA.

Sokthan Yeng (2012, February). Descartes' Meditations and Irigaray's Yoga. Shifting Subjectivities: Descartes in the 21st Century, Romeoville, IL.

Conference Presentations/Papers

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Sokthan Yeng (2012). The Biologizing of Religion:. In North Texas Philosophical Association (pp. 25). University of North Texas, Denton, TX.

Mark Grabowski and Sokthan Yeng (2011). The Ethics of Mugshot Websites. In Digital Ethics Symposium (pp. 20). Loyola University, Chicago, IL.

Sokthan Yeng (2011). Does the Buddhist Face Have a Race? In Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle (pp. 11). University of Cork, Cork, Ireland.

Sokthan Yeng (2010). Immigrants, Refugees, and Other Deleuzean Nomads. In Association for Psychoanalysis in Culture and Society (pp. 8). Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

(2010). State Racism and Immigration in America. In Foucault Circle (pp. read by proxy). Morgan State University.

(2010). Model Minority as a Foucauldian Security Mechanism. In Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle. Tokai University.

(2008). Foucauldian Normalization and Naturalization of Asian-American Immigrants. In Foucault Circle. Earlham College.

(2007). New and Old Racism in Foucault’s Biopower. In Foucault Circle. Loyola Marymount University.

(2006). Foucault’s Critique of the Science of Sexuality. In Society for Phenomenology and Human Sciences Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA.