• Bio:

    Margaret M. Chin is a member of the Sociology Department at Hunter College and the Graduate Center (CUNY). She is the author of Sewing Women: Immigrants and the New York City Garment Industry (Columbia University Press, 2005/2015). Prof. Chin’s research interests focus on immigrants and the second generation, working poor families, race and ethnicity, and Asian Americans. Her current research projects include a book manuscript on the successes and challenges that adult second generation Asian Americans face in the corporate world; a chapter on the history of Chinese women garment workers in Manhattan’s Chinatown; and a project on the graduates of New York City specialized high schools.

  • Recent Publications:

    Min Zhou, Margaret M. Chin, and Rebecca Y Kim. The Transformation of Chinese American Communities: New York vs. Los Angeles. In New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future edited by Halle and Beveridge. Oxford University Press. 2013.

  • Current Projects:

    Margaret Chin is currently working on a number of projects. They include: a project on the 1.5 and second generation Asian Americans who lost or changed jobs during the recent recession; an article on how new immigrant groups use the ethnic media to learn how to live their everyday lives in the US and a project on differences and similarities among Brooklyn’s Chinatowns, Flushing’s Asiantown and Manhattan’s Chinatown.

  • Research Areas: Immigration Policy, Race