My research specializations are international migration, race and ethnicity, and the sociology of culture. I received the doctorate and M.Phil in Sociology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and the M.A. in Sociology from Rutgers, State University of New Jersey.
Beyond the City and the Bridge: East Asian Immigration in a New Jersey Suburb was published in 2018 (Rutgers University Press). This work, developed from my dissertation research, explores emerging patterns of suburban settlement of East Asian immigration in a New York metropolitan suburb. I analyze the complex processes of assimilation, changing intergroup relations, and ethnoracial identity formation.
Articles and reviews related to my research interests have been published in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Sociological Forum, the Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, and The Next Generation: Immigrant Youth in a Comparative Perspective (2011).
I have participated in various research projects, both national and international in scope. These projects include statistical analysis for the Second Generation Metropolitan New York project (City University of New York) and interview research in the Tokyo metropolitan area on trends and attitudes in postindustrial Japan (for Harvard University and Princeton University).
As a lecturer at the University of Vermont—joint appointment with the Department of Sociology and the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies program—I regularly teach the Introduction to Sociology, Race Relations in the U.S., the Sociology of Culture, Introduction to Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, and Asian American Experiences. Prior to UVM, I taught at various colleges in New York, including Hunter College and City College of New York.