Yingyi Ma

Associate Professor of Sociology, Director of Asian/Asian American Studies, O'Hanley Faculty Scholar, and Director of Graduate Studies, Sociology 

Selected Papers


"Study in the U.S: The New Education Gospel in China." Yingyi Ma, Under contract with Columbia University Press.

"Learning and Living Globalization: Understanding International Students from Asia in American Universities." Yingyi Ma and Martha A. Garcia-Murrilo (Editors), Springer (2017). 


 "Jumping on the STEM Train: Differences in Key Milestones in the STEM Pipeline between Children of Immigrants and Natives in the United States," in (ed.). Yingyi Ma, and Amy Lutz. Research in the Sociology of Education, Volume 20, (2018), pp.129 – 154.

 “Paradigm Shift: Learning is a Two-Way Street between American Universities and Asian International Students." Yingyi Ma and Martha A. Garcia-Murrilo (Editors), Learning and Living Globalization: Understanding International Students from Asia in American Universities (2017), pp. 1-11.

“Fairness in Admission: Voices from Rural   Female Students in Chinese Universities." Yingyi Ma and Lifang Wang, Frontiers of Education in China, Vol. 11, No. 1 (2016), pp. 44-73.

“Race in STEM Degree Attainment." Yingyi Ma and Yan Liu, Sociology Compass (2015), pp. 609-618.

“Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side of the Pacific?” Yingyi Ma, American Sociological Association, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2015), pp. 34-39. 

“Bamboo Ceiling." Yingyi Ma and Yue Zhang, Asian American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide (2015).

“Asian Americans in Selective Colleges and Universities." Yingyi Ma and Adrienne Lee Atterberry, Asian American Leadership: A Concise Reference Guide (2015).

Which is More Consequential for Income Disparity: Fields of Study or Institutional Selectivity." Yingyi Ma and Gokhan Savas, Review of Higher Education, Vol. 37, No. 2 (2014), pp. 221-247.

Gender Inequality: Returns to Educational Investments." Yingyi Ma and Gokhan Savas, Sociology of Education: An A-to-Z Guide; SAGE Publications (2012).                     

Women in Math/Science." Yingyi Ma and Carrie Roseamelia, Sociology of Education: An A-to-Z Guide; SAGE Publications (2012).

Gender Differences in the Paths Leading to a STEM Baccalaureate." Yingyi Ma, Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 92, No. 5 (2011), pp. 1169-1190.

Math and Reading Achievement Gaps-New Insights to Old Problems." Yingyi Ma, Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, Vol. 14 (2011), pp. 51-74.

Chinese Rural Women in Agriculture and Urban Work." Yingyi Ma, American Review of China Studies, Vol. 12, No. 1 (2011), pp. 1-12 (Lead Article).

Immigrant Youth in Postsecondary Education."  Lingxin Hao, and Yingyi Ma, Cynthia Garía Coll, and Amy Marks (Editors), The Immigrant Paradox in Children and Adolescents: Is Becoming American a Developmental Risk?, American Psychological Association Publishing (2011), pp. 275-296.

College Major Choice, Occupational Structure and Demographic Patterning by Gender, Race and Nativity." Yingyi Ma, The Social Science Journal, Vol. 48, No. 1 (2011), pp.112-129.

Model Minority, Model for Whom?--An Investigation of Asian American Students in Science/Engineering." Yingyi Ma,  AAPI Nexus Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Policy, Practice & Community, Vol. 8, No. 1 (2010), pp. 43-73.

Family Socioeconomic Status, Parental Involvement, and College Major Choices-Gender, Race/Ethnic, and Nativity Patterns." Yingyi Ma, Sociological Perspectives, Vol. 52, No. 2 (2009), pp. 210-234.

Other publications 

Learning to be more like each other." Yingyi Ma, Op-ed; China.org, arguing that the education systems in China and the U.S go to extremes in distinct ways, and they should aim for balance by learning from each other and converging towards each other (2012). 

“Gaokao a rite of passage, not an end point." Yingyi Ma, Op-ed; China.org, discussing the values and problems of Gaokao, the Chinese college education admission exam, and the role that Gaokao plays in contributing to the disconnect between Chinese secondary education and tertiary education (2012). http://www.china.org.cn/opinion/2012-06/05/content_25568942.htm.

“Preparing for study abroad: not just test scores." Yingyi Ma, Op-ed; China.org, arguing that social and psychological preparations are keys to a successful life studying abroad, and offering suggestions for Chinese students planning to study in American Universities (2012). http://www.china.org.cn/opinion/2012-06/25/content_25732428.htm.

Media coverage of my research

Media Coverage of my research has appeared in NPR, USA Today, Insider Higher Ed, Education Week, etc.