Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Talented Tuesdays: Nancy Wang Yuen

It's Talented Tuesday! Each week, For Nerdy Girls features a digital innovator who inspires colorful women around the world. These are individuals who should be celebrated on a global level, so we'll start by talking about these changemakers right here.

Name: Nancy Wang Yuen

Twitter: @nancywyuen

Website: nancywyuen.com

What she does: Nancy is a sociologist, documentary producer, author, and professor.

Why she's inspiring: Nancy is infusing academia with much-needed analyses of pop culture. She performs research and teaches classes on both Asian American studies and race, gender, and ethnicity in media. Her latest book, Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism, "examines the barriers actors of color face in Hollywood and how they creatively challenge stereotypes."And, Nancy is leading a new study of representation called PRIME TIME: Asian Pacific Americans in Television.

If you would like to nominate a digital innovator for Talented Tuesdays, please let us know in the comments, or email us at ForNerdyGirls [at] gmail [dot] com.

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