Angie Chuang is a full-time professor of Journalism. Her research and teaching focuses on race and identity issues in the news media. She joined the SOC faculty in 2007 after a thirteen-year career in newspaper journalism, as a staff writer at The Oregonian, The Hartford Courant, and the Los Angeles Times.
Her scholarship and commentary on themes of American Otherness, the negotiation of American versus foreign identity through news media representations, has appeared in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly; Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism; Culture, Communication & Critique; TheRoot.com; and the Poynter Institute's website.
Prof. Chuang developed one of the first regional newspaper race and ethnicity issues beats in 2000. Her reporting, including stories from Afghanistan, Vietnam, and the post-Katrina Gulf Coast, won many national and regional awards, including one from the Columbia University School of Journalism Workshop on Journalism, Race & Ethnicity. She developed an SOC course, Race, Ethnic and Community Reporting, based on her reporting experiences.
Major media organizations, including National Public Radio and the American Association for the Advancement of Science / Science magazine, have sought her out for her expertise in research design, newsroom training, editorial policy, and social-media strategies related to diversity and race, ethnicity, gender, and LGBTQ identity.
Prof. Chuang also oversees an SOC partnership with New America Media, the nation’s largest collaborative for ethnic media.