Carolyn Chen

Carolyn Chen

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Carolyn Chen is Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley and the Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion. Her research focuses on religion, spirituality, and work in the new economy, as well as Asian American religions. She is the author of Getting Saved in America: Taiwanese Immigration and Religious Experience and Work Pray Code: When Work Becomes Religion in Silicon Valley . Carolyn’s research on work, religion, and spirituality has been featured in the New York Times, Atlantic, CNN, and National Public Radio. She is Co-Director of the UC Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, and executive director of the Asian Pacific American Religions Research Initiative (APARRI), a scholarly community committed to the advancement of public knowledge of Asian Pacific American religions.



    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