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Jennifer Lee

Jennifer C. Lee is an Associate Professor in Sociology and an affiliated faculty member of Asian American Studies and the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Her research and teaching interests lie in the areas of Sociology of Education, Immigration, and Asian American Studies. With grants and fellowships from the National Academy of Education, the Spencer Foundation, and the American Educational Research Association, Jennifer’s current research examines how the educational and occupational experiences and outcomes of Asian and Latino children of immigrants are influenced by co-ethnic communities and bilingual proficiency. In other research, Jennifer has examined Asian immigrants’ employment in ethnic economies, as well as racial attitudes towards Asian Americans.