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Pyong Gap Min*
Position: Distinguished Professor of Sociology/Director of RCKC
Campus Affiliation: Queens College
Phone: 718-997-2810
Room Number: Queens College PH 233
Specialization: Families|Labor, Work, Professions and Organizations|Race, Ethnicity, and Migration|Gender and Sexuality|Sociology of Religion
Research Interests: Ethnicity and International Migration; Gender, Women and the Family; Immigrant and Ethnic Entrepreneurship; New Immigrants’ Religious Practices
Pyong Gap Min is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center and Queens College of the City University of New York.  He also serves as director of the Research Center for Korean Community at Queens College. The areas of his teaching and research specializations are international migration and ethnicity, gender/women/the family, immigrant and ethnic entrepreneurship, and new immigrants’ religious practices, with a special focus on Korean and Asian Americans.  He is the author of five books, all focusing on Korean immigrant experiences.  They include Caught in the Middle: Korean Communities in New York and Los Angeles (1996), the winner of two national book awards, and Preserving Ethnicity through Religion in America: Korean Protestants and Indian Hindus across Generations (2010), the winner of the three national book awards.  He has published 14 edited and co-edited books. They include Asian Americans: History and Contemporary Issues (2006), Koreans in North America: Twenty-First Century Experiences (2013), and Younger-Generation Korean Experiences: Personal Narratives on Ethnic and Racial Identities (2014).  He received Visiting Scholar Fellowship from Russell Sage Foundation in 2006-2007, writing his book, Ethnic Solidarity for Economic Survival: Korean Greengrocers in New York (2008).  He received Distinguished Career Award from the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association in 2012.  He has received over a dozen community service awards, including the Presidential Award from the Korean government in 2017. He received a bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University majoring in history.  He received a master’s degree in history and two Ph.D. degrees, one in educational philosophy and the other in sociology, all from Georgia States University.