Writing has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I love words and language, especially the magic they hold to connect people through time and space. I have been fortunate to be able to write and publish about topics that I find professionally and personally rewarding. These citations represent the work I have done primarily on issues related to Asian American mental health, ranging from peer-reviewed articles to popular press pieces and interviews. Links are provided below.
POPULAR PRESS PUBLICATIONS
Mok, T. A. (2021, April 8). Op-ed: 'Model minority' stereotype obscures the food insecurity Asian Americans face. Civil Eats.
Mok, T. A. (2019, August 6). Consuming culture: Food and the shaping of Asian American identity. Hyphen Magazine.
Mok, T.A. (2015). A long-term therapeutic journey with an Asian "parachute kid." Asian American Journal of Psychology, 6(3), 281-288.
Mok, T.A., & Chih, D.W. (2015). The intersection of the Asian American model minority myth and sports: The "Linsanity" narrative. In N.D. Hartlep (Ed.), Modern societal impacts of the model minority stereotype (pp. 63-89). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Lee, S.S., Lee, M.R., Mok, T.A., & Chih, D.W. (2009). Looking beyond the numbers: Asian American college students' perceptions of campus climate. In C. Park, R. Endo, & X.L. Rong (Eds.), New perspectives on Asian American parents, students and teacher recruitment (pp. 193-218). USA: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
Mok, T.A. (1999). Asian American dating: Important factors in partner choice. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 5(2), 103-117.
Mok, T.A. (1999). Getting the message: Media images and stereotypes and their effect on Asian Americans. Cultural Diversity and Mental Health, 4(3), 185-202.
Mok, T.A. (1998). Asian Americans and standards of attractiveness: What's in the eye of the beholder? Cultural Diversity and Mental Health, 4(1), 1-18.
Mok, T.A. (2006). [Review of the book Compositional Subjects: Enfiguring Asian/Asian American Women, by L.H.Y. Kang]. Comparative Literature Studies, 43(1-2), 194-197.
Mok, T.A. (2001). Media images and their effects on Asian American women. In C. Larsson (Ed.), Beyond killing us softly: The strength to resist [Online study guide], pp. 72-79.
Mok, T.A. (1995). Looking for love: Factors influencing Asian Americans’ choice of dating partners. In J.Y. Fong (Ed.), Proceedings of the Asian American Psychological Association Annual Convention 1994 (pp. 83-87). Atascadero, CA: Asian American Psychological Association and Gold Shadow Press.
Hardwick, R., Vaca, C., & La, V. (2021, March 25). Asian women: the toll of decades of dismissal.
(2021, March 23). Mental health experts offer advice for processing discrimination.
Herman, C. (2021, March 22). How anti-Asian hate is affecting central Illinois' Asian American communities.
Carle Illinois College of Medicine (2021, March 18). Health experts address rise in attacks against Asians in the U.S.
Lawson, K. (2020, March 20). Are you feeling overwhelmed by the coronavirus outbreak? Read this. Courier.
Lawson, K. (2019, October 17). Korean beauty standards, my mom, and me. Zora.
Low, E. (2010, Winter). Diagnosing the Asian American eating disorder. Mochi.
Mok, H. (2001, January 21). Finding roots in China's soil: Chinese Americans from the Bay Area visit the villages of their ancestors in genealogy program. SF Gate.