Carolyn Chen

Carolyn Chen

Speaker Profile

Carolyn Chen is an Associate Professor at the University of California Berkley with a focus on the Asian American experience.  She was Associate Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies at Northwestern University, where she served as Director of the Asian American Studies Program. She is author of Getting Saved in America: Taiwanese Immigration and Religious Experience and Work Pray Code: When Work Becomes Religion in Silicon Valley which explores how workplaces employ spiritual practices to exploit productivity, at the expense of workers and their communities.  She is available to speak on Silicon Valley’s spiritual culture, Asian Diaspora, secular searches for meaning, and the way in which corporations are increasingly dominant in our national spiritual life. She loves to address a breadth of audiences in both secular and religious environments.



    laptop glowing in dark room Carolyn Chen on Work Pray Code Silicon Valley is known for its lavish perks, intense work culture, and spiritual gurus. Work Pray Code explores how tech companies are bringing religion into the workplace in ways that are replacing traditional places of worship, blurring the line b... Read More