Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies
Walter and Shirley Wang Endowed Chair in US-China Relations and Communications
Director of the Asia Pacific Center
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
About the Webinar
Since the US immigration policy reform in 1965, Chinese America has been drastically transformed from a diasporic community to an ethnic community with tremendous intra-group diversity in origins, socioeconomic backgrounds, and patterns of residential settlement, ethnic formation, and social mobility. This lecture focuses on analyzing how international migration and social change in both sending and receiving societies affect the demographics, ethnic community development, social integration, and sense of belonging among Americans of Chinese descent.
About the Speaker
Min Zhou, Ph.D. (sociology), is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies, Walter and Shirley Wang Endowed Chair in US-China Relations and Communications, and Director of the Asia Pacific Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAA&S). Her main research areas are in migration & development, race and ethnicity, Chinese diaspora, the sociology of Asia and Asian America, and urban sociology. She has published widely in these areas, including the award-winning book The Asian American Achievement Paradox (with Lee, 2015), The Rise of the New Second Generation (with Bankston, 2016), Contemporary Chinese Diasporas (ed., 2017), Forever Strangers? Contemporary Chinese Immigrants around the World (ed., 2021, in traditional Chinese), and Beyond Economic Migration: Historical, Social, and Political Factors in US Immigration (eds., with Mahmud, 2023). She was the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Career Award of the American Sociological Association (ASA) Section on International Migration and the 2020 Contribution to the Field Award of the ASA Section on Asia and Asian America.