Yuching Julia Cheng
International Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

May 2018        Ph.D. in Sociology, University at Albany, SUNY (Dissertation abstract)
2006                M.A. in Sociology, National Taiwan University
2000                B.A. in Mass Communication with Japanese minor, National Chengchi University
Research interests 
Culture; Intersectionality; Economic Sociology; Science, Technology, and Knowledge; Theory.
Working papers
“How one of us became unmarriageable them.” (revise & resubmit)
"Continuities and changes in immigrant preferences for marriageable us during post-marital processes." (draft available)
"Are marrying out and marrying up different things?" (draft available)

Peer-reviewed articles:
2014. “Bridging Immigration Research and Racial Formation Theory to Examine Contemporary Immigrant Identities.” Sociology Compass 8(6): 745-754.
2001. “Chinese Image and Imagination in Taiwanese Cinema.” Journal of National Taiwan College of Arts 69: 147-165 (with Ruxiu Chen, Inchun Lin, and Zhihwa Huang, in Chinese).
Book chapters and text entries:
2014. “American Born Chinese.” Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia. Sage.
2007. “On Conceptualization.” In So I Do My Fieldwork: Personal Journals of a Quaternary Practice. Gwo-shyong Shieh, Ed. Taipei: Socio Publishing Press (in Chinese).
Translated books (English to Chinese):
2008. An Introduction to Sociology: Feminist Perspectives
2005. Photography: A Critical Introduction
2004. Psychoanalysis and Cinema: The Play of Shadows (co-translator).
Edited books:
1999. Female Gaze: 56 Ways of Reading Women in Films (co-editor; in Chinese).
Grants and fellowships
2018-2020   SSRC-JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan
2018-2019   Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellow (amount: 1.100.000 yen; Co-PI: Yoshimichi Sato
2017            American Sociological Association Student Forum Travel Award
2016-2017   Doctoral Fellowship, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
2015            Benevolent Research Grant, University at Albany, SUNY
2014            Dissertation Research Fellowship, University at Albany, SUNY      
2007            Study Abroad Scholarship, Republic of China Ministry of Education                       
2006            Master Thesis Fellowship, Archilife Research Foundation, Taiwan
2006            Distinguished Student Scholarship, Shintian Foundation, Taiwan
1999            Lu Kang Journalism Scholarship, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Teaching experiences
Saint Rose College, Albany, New York
        “Social Statistics” (Fall 2013)
University at Albany, SUNY
        “Contemporary Immigration” (Spring 2013)
        “Introduction to Social Research” (Spring 2012, Fall 2012)
        “Statistics for Sociologists” (Fall 2011)
Professional memberships and service  
American Sociological Association
        Editorial Assistant for Work-in-Progress, 2018 -        
        Newsletter Committee Member, Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Section, 2017 - 2018
National Center for Institutional Diversity, University of Michigan
        Member, Diversity Scholars Network, 2016 - 
Social Science History Association
        Organizer, Intersectionality Panel, 2018
        Representative, Culture Network, 2017 -
Contact: ycheng2018@gmail.com

Updated: January 2019