Carolyn Chen

Director in Asian American Studies

Associate Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies

Office Address:
Department of Sociology
1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 103
Phone: (847) 467-4069

Office Address:
Asian American Studies
1897 Sheridan Road
Phone: (847) 467-7114
cechen@northwestern.edu

Office Hours: By Appointment

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Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Interest

Asian American Studies
Religion
Race, Ethnicity and Migration

Relevant Links

Asian American Studies
Institute for Policy Research

Biography

Carolyn Chen studies religion, race and ethnicity, and immigration. Her book Getting Saved in America: Taiwanese Immigration and Religious Experience ( Princeton University Press, 2008) examines how religious conversion to evangelical Christianity and Buddhism restructures self and community among Taiwanese immigrants.

She has a edited volume written with Russell Jeung, Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation (New York University Press, forthcoming 2012). She is currently working on a project that examines spirituality and alternative health in the United States.

Courses Taught

SOCIOL 276: Intro Topics in Sociology: The Second-Generation Asian American Experience Syllabus
SOCIOL 314: Sociology of Religion and Ideology Syllabus
SOCIOL 376: Special Topics: Immigration
SOCIOL 398-1: Senior Research Seminar Syllabus
SOCIOL 398-2: Senior Research Seminar Syllabus
SOCIOL 476: Special Topics: Sociology of Immigration
SOCIOL 476: Special Topics: Religion and Modernity Syllabus

Books

Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Religion and Ethnicity among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation (With Russell Jeung)
New York University Press, 2012

Getting Saved in America: Taiwanese Immigration and Religious Experience
Princeton University Press, 2008

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Upcoming Events

Ethnography Workshop: Katherine Chen, CUNY - Graduate Center, New York
April 22, 20145:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Colloquium: Tianna Paschel, University of Chicago
April 24, 201412:30 PM - 2:00 PM

April 14, 2014