Dr. Alan Segui teaches American Politcs and Government at the University of San Diego. He has also taught courses in Asian American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, while attending graduate school there. These courses examined the immigration and settlement of Cambodians, Filipinos, Laotians, and Vietnamese in the United States. He has also served as a teaching assistant in courses on Asian American Gender Relations, History of Asian Immigration to the United States, and Asian American Literature.
Dr. Segui received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley (1995). He received his M.A. (2000) and Ph.D. (2009) in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara .
Scholarly and Creative Work
Dr. Segui's dissertation compared the political socialization of Filipino Americans and Vietnamese Americans; he also compared those who were Asian-born with those who were American-born. Looking ahead, Dr. Segui is interested in investigating the political socialization of other American ethnic groups with large immigrant populations. He is interested in identifyng particular aspects of immigration and settlement that have significantly influenced political participation and ideologies. He is also interested in investigating the political context (domestic and international) behind American immigration policy and emigrants' decisions to resettle in America.
In addition to courses in American Politics and Government, Dr. Segui is interested in topics related to political behavior and quantitative analysis. Moreover, he is interested in teaching "Ethnic Studies" types of courses from a Political Science or International Relations approach.