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Anthony Ocampo, Ph.D. is a writer and sociologist from Los Angeles. He is the author of The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race (2016) and the forthcoming Brown and Gay in LA: Queer Sons of Immigrants Coming of Age, as well as a Ford Foundation, Voices of Our Nation (VONA), Tin House, and Jack Jones Literary Arts “Culture, Too” fellow. His essays on race, immigration, and sexuality have appeared in GQ, KCET, Life and Thyme, Prism, Gravy, HuffPost, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others. Dr. Ocampo’s research and commentaries have been widely cited in publications such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, the New YorkerNBC News, BBC, USA Today, Time MagazineThe Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, among many others. 

He has been a featured guest on NPR Morning Edition, NPR Codeswitch, Latino USA (with Maria Hinojosa), Public Radio International, CBS 60 Minutes, CNN, PBS, Hear to Slay (with Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom), Asian Enough (a Los Angeles Times podcast), Al Jazeera, Balitang America, Kababayan Today, This Filipino American Life, and the Feminist Present. Dr. Ocampo is the co-host of the podcast Professoring, which focuses on the R&R—the real and realer about life in academia.

Dr. Ocampo is Professor of Sociology at California Polytechnic State University-Pomona and Faculty Director of the California State University Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program. He is also an Academic Director for the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Filipino American National Historical Society. 

Anthony is represented by Amanda Orozco.