Name: Nancy Wang Yuen
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.
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