Yuching Julia Cheng (Taiwan)

February 2014 – May 2016

Yuching Julia Cheng is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology from the University at Albany, SUNY. Her research interests involve race and ethnicity, immigration, transnationalism, Asian and Asian American studies, gender and family, and Chinese diaspora. In addition to her dissertation research, she is working on a paper examining the effect of immigration law on the transnational mobility of Chinese migrants in the global south. She has recently published a literature review article in Sociology Compass.

Yu Ching Cheng is a Sociology doctoral candidate at the State University of New York at Albany, and a visiting graduate student in the UCSD Center of Comparative Immigration Studies. Her research interests sit at the intersection of cultural sociology, immigration and race/ethnicity, and nationalism. Her dissertation focuses on the effects of immigration on social inequality. She is using her dissertation research as a springboard for other projects, including “In God/Buddha We Trust: Immigration, Religiosity, and the Politics of Language,” “Being an Asian Doctor in the U.S.A: Identity, Mobility, and Masculinity among Taiwanese Male Physicians,” and “Marriage Migration and Chinese Trans-border Membership in the Global South.”  She is also in the early stages of a project on Asian American mental health.