Jia-Lin Liu

PhD Candidate, Department of International Education, Steinhardt

Synopsis of Research in Shanghai (April 1 - May 14): 

Liu and her faculty advisor, Dr. Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng, are working on a research project that seeks to address both research/literature gaps in knowledge and the needs of the Chinese immigrant families in New York. They plan to add a China component to the study and also plan to do some ethnographic fieldwork on family members and relatives in China that are connected to the Chinese families that they have been observing since the beginning of the study in New York/US. Through their ethnographic fieldwork in New York City, Liu and Cherng realized that in order to further address their research study and focus on the holistic and comprehensive view of the mechanisms of Chinese immigrants outlook on immigration and education - in a deeper ethnographic/ anthropological / sociological way - it is very important that the two understand and expand this study to understand not just the immigrants here in the US, but their sending families - the roots of where the families came from in China. 


Last Name
PhD Candidate, Department of International Education, Steinhardt
Fellows Type
GRI Fellowship
GRI Fellows semester
Spring 2018