EAST House is a close-knit community and home for sophomores, juniors, and seniors in Neighborhood D. Conveniently located in the park-like Governor’s Corner, EAST House provides students with shared house meals in our dining room and events and outings where students learn from their diverse backgrounds and interests, develop new friendships, and deepen existing ones. As faculty in the Graduate School of Education, the Resident Fellows (RFs) – Professors anthony lising antonio and Christine Min Wotipka – bring into numerous house learning experiences their expertise and research on higher education, especially college student development, diversity, and gender, and education policy in the United States and cross-nationally. With its team of four Residential Student Leaders, EAST is a house where a sense of well-being and belonging are intentionally fostered in its supportive community.
Note About the Resident Fellows of EAST
Professors and Resident Fellows anthony lising antonio and Christine Min Wotipka are social scientists who believe in the power of research to foment positive social change, including for issues related to equity, access, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. They have served as the Resident Fellows since 2006 when EAST was known as the East Asian Studies Theme House. In 2010, they founded the Education and Society Theme House and broadened the theme to Equity, Access, & Society in 2021.
anthony lising antonio and Christine Min Wotipka are social scientists who believe in the power of research to foment positive social change, including for issues related to equity, access, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. They have served as the Resident Fellows since 2006 when EAST was known as the East Asian Studies Theme House. In 2010, they founded the Education and Society Theme House, and are excited to launch EAST as the Equity, Access & Society Theme House.
anthony is a scholar of higher education policy, college student development, and diversity in higher education. His primary research efforts are currently focused on understanding college student social networks, access and success in higher education, and the dynamics of diversity on college campuses. He is a Bay Area native and attended public schools in the East Bay before enrolling at UC Berkeley.
As an undergraduate, his commitment to and interest in issues in higher education were revealed by his work with local Filipino American youth on many projects including college outreach, retention programs, and the development of a Tagalog language course for undergraduates at Berkeley. Perhaps then it is little wonder that after earning two degrees in Mechanical Engineering and spending over three years in the aerospace industry, anthony made a career change and earned his doctorate in higher education where he studied student development and assessment at UCLA. These issues have remained central to his research, teaching, and service.
Christine is a scholar of gender and education in cross-national contexts. She was bitten by the research bug through her honors thesis research conducted while studying abroad in Morocco. Driven by a desire to gain overseas experience in international development and education, Christine proudly served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Thailand after completing her BA degree (with highest honors) in International Relations and French from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. After working for a time in the Republic of Korea, her mother’s homeland, Christine earned her master’s degree in Sociology in 1999 and doctorate in International Comparative Education in 2001 at Stanford. She has directed the master’s program in International Comparative Education and International Education Policy Analysis in the Stanford Graduate School of Education since 2007 and served as faculty director of the Program in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies from 2012-2016. Her research interests include diversity and leadership in higher education and gender justice in education access, experiences, and outcomes. Her free time is spent with her family and their rescue dog. She loves politics, the outdoors, media and books with strong women protagonists, and fiery Asian food.