Dr. Margaret M. Chin
Professor of Sociology at CUNY Hunter College and the Graduate Center
Margaret M. Chin is Professor of Sociology at CUNY Hunter College and the Graduate Center, and the author of two award winning books, Stuck: Why Asian Americans Don’t Reach the Top of the Corporate Ladder and Sewing Women: Immigrants and the New York City Garment Industry. A third book is forthcoming: The Peer Effect: How Your Peers Shape Who You Are and Who You Will Become, written with Syed Ali.
She was born and raised in New York City and is herself a child of Chinese immigrant parents. Dr. Chin received her B.A. from Harvard University and her Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Her honors include an American Sociological Association’s Minority Fellows Award, an NSF Dissertation Grant, a Social Science Research Councils Postdoctoral Fellowship in International Migration, and a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowship. She was the vice president of the Eastern Sociological Society (2015-2016). She is affiliated with Hunter College’s Asian American Center, CUNY’s Asian/ Asian American Research Institute, and the Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab. Her work has been featured in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, USA Today, Marketwatch and other news outlets.
Dr. Chin is a board member of the Tenement Museum and a co-founder and board member of the Coalition for a Diverse Harvard.