Colloquium: Syed Ali and Margaret Chin

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Friday, September 22, 2023

4:00 pm

6112: Sociology Student Lounge

Open to the Public

"The Peer Effect: How Your Peers Shape Who You Are and Who You Will Become"

Syed Ali and Margaret Chin
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Syed Ali is Professor of Sociology at Long Island University-Brooklyn. He is the co-author (with Margaret M. Chin) of The Peer Effect: How Your Peers Shape Who You Are and Who You Will Become. He also wrote Dubai: Gilded Cage, co-authored Migration, Incorporation, and Change in an Interconnected World, and co-edited The Contexts Reader. He was also the co-editor of Contexts Magazine from 2015-2017.

Margaret M. Chin is Professor of Sociology at Hunter College/CUNY and CUNY Graduate Center. She was born and raised in New York City and is herself a child of Chinese immigrant parents. Prof. Chin received her B.A. from Harvard University and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Prof. Chin is the author of two award winning books. Sewing Women: Immigrants and the New York City Garment Industry (Columbia University Press, 2005/15), an illuminating ethnography on the Chinese, Korean, Mexican and Ecuadorian garment workers, was honored by the Coalition for Labor Union Women (CLUW) and received an honorable mention from the Thomas and Znaniecki Book Award committee of the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association. Her second book, Stuck: Why Asian Americans Don't Reach the Top of the Corporate Ladder (NYU Press, 2020), an interview analysis of how factors such as race and trust can hold second generation Asian Americans back, was the winner for the Association of American Publishers 2021 PROSE (Professional and Scholarly Excellence) Book Award in the Business, Finance, and Management category. She is currently working on a third book with sociologist Syed Ali, tentatively titled, The Peer Effect: Building Better Schools and Better Workplaces

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