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Christina Chin, Ph. D

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Graduate Advisor



Christina Chin received her doctorate from the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to coming to Cal State Fullerton, she was a post-doctoral fellow for the Asian American Studies Department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her teaching and scholarly research interests include immigration, racial and ethnic identity, youth, and popular culture. She is also working on a manuscript that examines the construction and negotiation of racial identities, gender roles, and ethnic community building within community organized Japanese American youth basketball leagues. Dr. Chin is also a co-editor of "Asian American Sporting Cultures" (NYU Press - forthcoming). In the classroom, Dr. Chin believes the importance of creating a collaborative learning environment where students take an active and critical approach to their learning.


2012, Ph.D, University of California, Los Angeles

2004, M.A., University of California, Los Angeles

2001, B.A, University of California, Davis

Curriculum Vitae(PDF)PDF File Opens in new window

Research Areas

Immigration, racial and ethnic identity, youth, popular culture, Asian American communities, and qualitative methodologies.

Courses Regularly Taught

Sociology 302: Social Research Methods

Sociology 467: Sociology of Sport



Chin, Christina B. “’We’ve Got Team Spirit!’: Building Ethnic Community in Japanese American Youth Basketball Leagues.” Ethnic and Racial Studies. (Forthcoming)

Chin, Christina B. 2015. “’Aren’t you a Little Short to Play Ball?’: Japanese American Youth and Racial Microaggressions in Basketball Leagues.” Amerasia Journal 41(2): 47-65.

Deo, Meera, Jenny J. Lee, Christina Chin, Noriko Milman, and Nancy Yuen. 2008. “Missing in Action: ‘Framing’ Race on Prime Time Television.” Social Justice 35 (2): 145-162.  


Thangaraj, Stanley, Constancio Arnaldo Jr., and Christina Chin (eds.). 2016. Asian American Sporting Cultures. New York: New York University Press. (Forthcoming)

Book Chapters

Chin, Christina. 2016. “The Continued Legacy of Japanese American Youth Basketball Leagues” in Asian American Sporting Cultures, edited by Stanley Tangaraj, Constancio Arnaldo Jr., and Christina Chin. New York: New York University Press. (Forthcoming)

Chin, Christina, Noriko Milman, Meera E. Deo, Jenny J. Lee, and Nancy Wang Yuen. 2007. “Without a Trace:  Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Prime Time Television.” Pp. 449-462 in Contemporary Asian America: A Multidisciplinary Reader, edited by Min Zhou and J.V. Gatewood.  New York: New York University Press.

Scholarly Work

Policy Reports

Chin, Christina, Meera Deo, Jenny Lee, Noriko Milman and Nancy Wang Yuen. 2006. ”Asian Pacific Americans in Prime Time: Setting the Stage.” Washington, D.C.:  Asian American Justice Center.

Yuen, Nancy Wang, Christina Chin, Meera Deo, Jenny Lee, and Noriko Milman.  2005. “Asian Pacific Americans in Prime Time: Lights, Camera, and Little Action.” Washington D.C.:  National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium.