CUNY Thomas Tam
Dr. Angie Y. Chung
CUNY Graduate Center
will cover the evolution, structure, and dynamics of immigrant
communities in the United States with particular attention to the ethnic
economy and community politics of contemporary Asian and Latino
enclaves. We will cover a wide range of ethnic communities from socially
isolated, self-sufficient ethnic enclaves to transnationally-embedded
global economies to multiracial suburbs on the metropolitan outskirts.
Among other things, we will discuss different scholarly perspectives on
what constitutes an ethnic enclave, why some thrive while others
decline, how they may empower and exploit, how they are culturally
consumed, and how they are integrated into the urban political economy.
Students will have the opportunity to develop an instructor-approved
community project relevant to the course.
Angie Y. Chung is an Associate Professor of Sociology at SUNY
Albany. She received her B.A. at Yale University and Ph.D. in Sociology at
the University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Chung has served as visiting professor
at Yonsei and Korea University and is currently the 2016 CUNY Thomas Tam Visiting
Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her areas of expertise include
immigration and the second generation, community and urban sociology, gender
and family, race and ethnicity, Asian American studies, and qualitative
Dr. Chung is author of Legacies of Struggle: Conflict and Cooperation in
Korean American Politics (Stanford University Press, 2007). Her
forthcoming book, Saving Face: The Emotional Costs of the Asian
Immigrant Family Myth, is currently in press with Rutgers University
Press. She is currently working on an NSF-funded research project on the
politics of economic growth and urban redevelopment in Koreatown and
Monterey Park, Los Angeles.