Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Zhou Min


Tan Lark Sye Chair Professor
Sociology
School of Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Email: ZHOUMIN@NTU.EDU.SG
Phone: (+65)65138649/63168730
Office: HSS-05-42/HSS-05-36

Education
  • PhD (Sociology) State University of New York, Albany 1989
  • Cert of Grad Study (Urban Policy) State University of New York, Albany 1988
  • MA (Sociology) State University of New York, Albany 1985
  • BA (Eng) Sun Yat-Sen (Zhongshan) University 1982
Biography
ZHOU Min (周敏), Ph.D., is Tan Lark Sye Professor of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She is also Professor of Sociology & Asian American Studies and Walter and Shirley Wang Endowed Chair in U.S.-China Relations & Communications at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Her main areas of research include international migration, ethnic/racial relations, ethnic entrepreneurship, the new second generation, and Asia and Asian America, and she has published widely in these areas. She is the author of Chinatown (1992), Contemporary Chinese America (2008), and The Accidental Sociologist in Asian American Studies (2011); co-author of Growing up American (with Bankston, 1998); and co-editor of Asian American Youth (with Lee, 2004), and Contemporary Asian America (with Gatewood, 2007). Currently, Zhou is working on a project on contemporary Chinese immigrant transnationalism, another project on African migration to China, and a third project (with Prof Liu Hong ) on the multi-faceted mobility experiences of highly skilled immigrants from China.
Research Interests
Professor Zhou's main areas of research include international migration, ethnic/racial relations, ethnic entrepreneurship, the new second generation, and Asia and Asian America.
Research Grant
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 2 (2016-) [by MOE]
  • Start Up Grant (2013-2017)
Current Projects
  • Immigration, Integration, and Social Transformation in the Pacific Rim
  • International Migration and Immigrant Integration: Breaking New Grounds for Research
Selected Publications
  • Zhou Min and Carl L. Bankston III. (1998). Growing up American: How Vietnamese Children Adapt to Life in the United States. Russell Sage Foundation.

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