Full-Time Faculty

Stewart Chang

Associate Professor of Law
Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Whittier College (courtesy)

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Stanford University
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Contact Information

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Tel. 714.444.4141 ext. 215
Fax. 714.444.1854
Building Two, Room 215

Stewart Chang is Assistant Professor of Law at Whittier Law School, and Assistant Professor of English, by courtesy, at Whittier College. He joined the Whittier Law School faculty in 2011 after ten years of practice as a Staff Attorney at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, now known as Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, where he specialized in domestic violence, immigration, and family law. Professor Chang’s scholarship applies Critical Race Studies approaches to immigration, family, and Constitutional law. He analyzes different ways in which contemporary Asian and Asian American identity have been structured within imagined legal idealizations of citizenship, sexuality, and family both domestically and internationally. His work has been published or is forthcoming in the UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal, the Boston University International Law Journal, the Florida International University Law Review, the Washington International Law Journal, the Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, and the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender. He teaches Contracts, Immigration Law, Family Law Practicum, Asian Americans and the Law, and Comparative Law and Sexuality.


  • Is Gay the New Asian?: Marriage Equality and the Dawn of a New Model Minority, 23 UC Berkeley Asian Am. L. J. 5 (2016)
  • Legacies of Exceptionalism and the Future of Gay Rights in Singapore, 46 Hong Kong L. J. 71 (2016)
  • Feminism in Yellowface, 38 Harv. J. L. & Gender 235 (2015).
  • Racial Upside: Deconstructing the ‘Merits’ of Jeremy Lin’s NBA Contract, 14 Va. Sports & Ent. L.J. 1 (2014)
  • Gay Liberation in the Illiberal State, 24 Wash. Int’l. L.J. 1 (2015).
  • The Postcolonial Problem for Global Gay Rights, 32 B.U. Int’l L. J. 309 (2014).
  • Dreams of My Father, Prison for My Mother: The H-4 Nonimmigrant Visa Dilemma and the Need for an “Immigration-Status Spousal Support”, 19 UCLA Asian Pac. Am. L. J. 1 (2014).
  • Flexible Citizenship in Wena Poon’s Short Stories: Writing at the Interstices of Asia and America, 50 Southeast Asian Rev. of Eng. 47 (2011)
  • Sex, Rice, and Videotape: Popular Media, Transnational Asian/American Masculinity, and a Crisis of Privacy Law in the Edison Chen Sex Scandal. 37:2 Amerasia J. 28 (2011).

Book Chapters and Contributions

  • Book Review of Brown Boys and Rice Queens: Spellbinding Performance in the Asias by Eng-Beng Lim, 40:3 Amerasia J. 28 (2014).
  • Neoliberalism and the Good Daddies and Bad Daddies of Academic Freedom, 9 Fla. Int’l U. L. Rev. 43 (2014). Commentary.
  • Immigration (Overview), in Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia 490-496 (Mary Yu Danico and J. Geoffrey Golson eds., 2014).
  • Family Reunification 1965 Immigration Act, in Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia 337-340 (Mary Yu Danico and J. Geoffrey Golson eds., 2014).
  • Zombie Stripper Geishas in the New Global Economy: Localization, Permissive Racial Pleasure, and the Limits of Law Regarding Racism and Sexism in Video Game Content, in Game On, Hollywood: Essays on the Intersection of Video Games and Cinema, 129-142 (Gretchen Papazian and Joseph Sommers eds., 2013).
  • Domestic Violence, in Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society. Richard Schaefer, ed. SAGE Publications: 2008. 403-405.
  • Sexual Harassment in Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society. Richard Schaefer, ed. SAGE Publications: 2008. 1223-1225.


  • “Me Love You Long Time”: Legal Fictions of Citizenship and Family in Asian America (2010).
  • Overcoming the Oedipal Angst of the State Father. Paper presented at Center for Asian Studies Conference. “The Life and Future of British Colonial Sexual Regulation in Asia.” October 2015. National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Scholarship for Social Justice. Organizer and Moderator for Panel at LatCrit/SALT Faculty Development Workshop. October 2015. Anaheim, California.
  • “Tradition By Any Other Name: Neoliberalism and Specters of Colonial Morality in the Debate to Repeal of Singapore’s Anti-Sodomy Statute.” Paper presented at Lavender Law Conference. 2013. San Francisco, California.
  • “Matters of Law.” Chair and Discussant at Law and Society Conference. 2013. Boston, Massachusetts.
  • “Theorizing and Historicizing Asian America.” Chair and Discussant at Association for Asian American Studies Conference, “Afterlives of Empire.” 2013. Seattle, Washington.
  • “Reflections on Mari Matsuda’s ‘Voices of America.’” Invited Panelist for UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal Symposium in Honor of Mari Matsuda. 2013. UCLA Law School, Los Angeles, California.
  • “Perfecting Victimization in the Public Mind: Marginalization Through Idealization in Anti-Sex Trafficking Law.” Invited Paper for Southern California Law and Social Science Forum, “Law at the Fault Lines.” 2013. Pomona College, Pomona, California.
  • “Love, Labor Lost: Employment-Based Immigration and Legal Fictions of the Asian Indian American Family.” Paper presented at Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty. “Looking Back to the Future: 20 Years of APAs in the Academy.” 2013. UC Hastings Law School, San Francisco, California.
  • “Sexual Normativity and the Identity Politics of Victimization in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.” Invited Paper for Human Trafficking Symposium. 2012. Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, California.
  • “Bifuractions of Status: The Predicament of H-4 Visa-holders at the Intersections of Immigration and Marital Status.” Paper presented at Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty and Northeast People of Color Conference, “Exploring the American Family.” 2011. Hofstra Law School, Hempstead, New York.
  • “Where Is the ‘Loving?’: Intersections of Reproductive Choice in Asia(n)America.” 4th Annual Critical Race Symposium, “Intersectionality: Challenging Theory, Reframing Politics, Transforming Movements.” 2010. University of California, Los Angeles Law School.
  • “Marriage, Procreation, and the Penumbral Right of Privacy in David Wong Louie’s Barbarians Are Coming.” Paper presented at Association for Asian American Studies Conference. 2007. New York, New York.
  • “Dispelling the Model Minority Myth: Access to Courts for Indigent Monolingual Asian American Communities.” Judicial Council of California, Statewide Conference on Race and Ethnic Bias in the California Courts. 2006. San Diego, California.
  • “Language Access Needs for the Asian Pacific American Population.” Invited Expert Testimony at Public Hearing before the Judicial Council of California. 2006. San Francisco, California.
  • “Language Access Issues for Asian Pacific Islander Litigants.” California Court Interpreters Association Annual Conference. 2006. Newport Beach, California.
  • “Court User Roundtable.” Judicial Council of California, Statewide Conference on Race and Ethnic Bias in the California Courts. 2005. Los Angeles, California.
  • “Developing Immigration Remedies for Victims of Trafficking and Other Violent Crimes in the United States.” University of Hawai’i Globalization Research Center Conference, “The Human Rights Challenge of Globalization in Asia-Pacific-US: The Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children.” 2002. University of Hawai’i, Manoa.