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Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee is a professor of sociology at Columbia University and President of the Eastern Sociological Society. She has published award-winning books and articles about immigration, the new second generation, education, culture, intermarriage, and race relations. Her most recent book, The Asian American Achievement Paradox (with Min Zhou; Russell Sage Foundation, 2015) garnered four national book awards. She has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Obama Presidency Oral History Project, elected to the Sociological Research Association, and has received distinguished fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago, the Russell Sage Foundation, and Fulbright. A principal investigator of the 2016 National Asian American Survey and a senior researcher at AAPI Data, Lee has been uniquely successful in making the study of Asian Americans central to the social sciences. Strongly committed to public engagement, Lee has written for a variety of media outlets, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, TIME, and Los Angeles Magazine, and has made radio and television appearances on NPR, The Tavis Smiley Show, and Fusion TV. Follow her on Twitter @JLeeSoc.

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