Min Zhou

Dr. Min Zhou is Distinguished Professor of Sociology & Asian American Studies, Walter and Shirley Wang Endowed Chair in U.S.-China Relations & Communications, and Director of the UCLA Asia Pacific Center. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She currently serves on the UCLA Council on Academic Personnel (CAP), the Executive Committee of Sociological Research Association (SRA), and the Board of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO). She was the founding chair of UCLA Asian American Studies Department (2001-05). Between 2013 and 2016, she took a leave of absence to be the Tan Lark Sye Chair Professor, Head of Sociology Division, and Director of the Chinese Heritage Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Dr. Zhou is an internationally renowned scholar in the areas of migration and development, race and ethnicity, Chinese diaspora studies, urban sociology, and the sociology of Asia and Asian America, and has published 20 books and more than 230 journal articles and book chapters in these areas. She is the author of Chinatown: The Socioeconomic Potential of an Urban Enclave (1992), Contemporary Chinese America: Immigration, Ethnicity, and Community Transformation (2009), and The Accidental Sociologist in Asian American Studies (2011); co-author of Growing up American: How Vietnamese Children Adapt to Life in the United States(with Bankston, 1998), The Asian American Achievement Paradox (with Lee, 2015), and The Rise of the New Second Generation (with Bankston, 2016); editor of Contemporary Chinese Diasporas (2007); and co-editor of Asian American Youth (with Lee, 2004), Contemporary Asian America (with Gatewood, 1st ed. 2000, 2nd ed. 2007; with Ocampo, 3rd ed. 2016), and Beyond Economic Migration: Historical, Social, and Political Factors in US Immigration (eds., with Mahmud, 2023).

Editorial Boards

  • Editorial Board, Annual Review of Sociology, 2023-2027
  • Editorial Board, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2014-present
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2014-present
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Chinese Overseas (2014-2022)