- Research Project
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.