Department of Sociology
Esther Ngan-ling Chow has a wide range of teaching and research interests that span from the intersectionality of race/ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality; work and family; social inequality and justice; ethnic community; gender and development; migration, globalization and social change; transnationalism, economic sociology; feminist methodology and pedagogy; citizenship; policy studies; and Chinese/Asian American studies. She pioneered scholarship on the intersectionality of race, class, gender and sexuality in the early 1980s, particularly in the case of Asian American women. She investigated the social history and formation of ethnic community of Chinatown in Washington D.C., a gateway city for immigrants. She has been at the forefront of studying gender, family, work and policy from global perspectives.
PhD, University of California at Los Angeles
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