Director in Asian American Studies
Associate Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies
Department of Sociology
1808 Chicago Avenue, Room 103
Phone: (847) 467-4069
Asian American Studies
1897 Sheridan Road
Phone: (847) 467-7114
Office Hours: By Appointment
Areas of Interest
Asian American Studies
Race, Ethnicity and Migration
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.
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
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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