Jennifer Chun

Jennifer Chun

Associate Professor & Undergraduate Advisor

Phone:

(310)794-7780

Email:

jihyechun@ucla.edu

Office Location:

Rolfe 3319 Rolfe

Education:

PhD University of California, Berkeley (2006)
MA University of California, Berkeley (1999)
BA Dartmouth College (1995)

Research Interests:

Labor and labor movements; race, class and gender; culture, politics and social movements; ethnography and social theory

PROFILE:

Jennifer Jihye Chun is Associate Professor in the Asian American Studies Department and the International Institute at UCLA. She was previously on the faculty at the University of Toronto (2012-18) and the University of British Columbia (2006-12). She has published widely on the changing world of precarious work and labor politics, with a focus on the intersections of gender, race, class and migration in comparative and global perspective. She is the author of the award-winning book, Organizing at the Margins: The Symbolic Politics of Labor in South Korea and the United States (Cornell University Press, 2009). She recently co-edited a 2018 special issue of Critical Sociology entitled, “Care Work in Transition: Transnational Circuits of Gender, Care and Migration” with Heidi Gottfried and a 2018 special volume in Political Power and Social Theory entitled, “Gendering Struggles Against Informal and Precarious Work” with Rina Agarwala. She is currently writing a book monograph on public cultures of protest in South Korea with Ju Hui Judy Han. She is the former President (2010-14) and Vice-President (2006-10) of the Labour Movements Research Committee (RC44) of the International Sociology Association. She is currently serving as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Asia and Asian American section of the American Sociological Association.