Anthony Ocampo

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Anthony Ocampo is the author of two books, "The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race"  and "Brown & Gay in LA."  His writing has appeared in GQ, Colorlines, Gravy, Life & Thyme, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. He has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, VONA, Tin House, and Jack Jones Literary Arts. He is a Professor of Sociology at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona. Twitter: @anthonyocampo | IG:


Cover Photo: Photograph courtesy of the author; book jackets via Berkley/Penguin Random House
Mia Manansala Believes Food Always Tells a Personal Story

Anthony Ocampo interviews Mia Manansala about her “Tita Rosie’s Kitchen Mystery Series,” writing immigrant narratives beyond trauma, and—of course—food.

Jul 11, 2022
Cover Photo: A photograph of the ornate Rose Reading Room at the New York Public Library: rows and rows of tables with patrons sitting with books and laptops, all at work
Why PhDs Need to Study Creative Writing

To reach audiences outside the ivory tower of academia, one must care about the storytelling as much as the sociology.

Jan 19, 2022