Associate Professor, Sociology
Yingyi Ma is an Associate Professor of
Sociology and a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research.
Professor Ma is also the Director of Asian/Asian American Studies.
Her earlier work focused on who studied in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields and why, including the formation of aspirations,
college major choice, and degree attainment in STEM fields. This line of
research has received grants from National Science Foundation, Alfred Sloan
Foundation, and Association of Institutional Research. Her current research
examines Asian international students in the United States, and in particular, the surge
of Chinese international students in American Universities. She is currently
working on a book manuscript on this issue. Yingyi received her Ph.D. in sociology
from Johns Hopkins University in 2006.
“Study in the U.S:
The New Education Gospel in China." Yingyi Ma, under contract with Columbia
“Learning and Living Globalization: Understanding International Students from
Asia in American Universities." Yingyi Ma and Martha A.
Garcia-Murrilo (Editors), Springer
“Fairness in Admission: Voices from Rural
Female Students in Chinese Universities." Yingyi Ma and Lifang Wang, Frontiers of Education in China, Vol 1,
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).
Research Grants and Awards
Principal Investigator. “Entry and Degree Attainment in STEM: The Intersection
of Race/Ethnicity and Gender.” Funded by teh Association for Institutional Research, June 2013-May 2015.