Ma wins fellowship from the National Committee on US China Relations
Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology and
director of Syracuse University’s Asian/Asian American Studies program, has
been awarded a Public Intellectual Program (PIP) fellowship from the National
Committee on U.S. China Relations. The highly competitive fellowship provides
support for scholars who specialize on China and directly engage with public
and policy communities.
The National Committee selects 20 exceptional scholars
to participate in the two-year program. During this time, fellows engage in two
workshops in Washington, D.C., one workshop in San Francisco, and a 10-day
study tour in China, where they receive policy briefings, media training, and
collaborative scholarship opportunities. Each fellow also organizes public
education programs during their tenure. This year’s award cohort is funded by
the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Ma, who is also a
senior research associate at the Center for Policy Research and a former
O’Hanley Faculty Scholar, specializes in education and migration. Her monograph, “Ambitious and Anxious: How
Chinese Undergraduates Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education,”
being published this fall by the Columbia University Press, examines the new
wave of self-funded Chinese undergraduate students studying in the United
States. Her earlier research centers on education stratification and
inequality. She’s been funded previously by the National Science Foundation,
the Alfred Sloan Foundation, and the Association of Institutional Research.
Beyond her research, Ma actively engages with the public. She has written
several op-ed pieces in China Daily and on China.org, and her
research findings have been covered by CNN, NPR, USA Today, Inside
Higher Ed, Education Week, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
Read more about Ma’s research, accomplishments, and publications in the Public Intellectual Program Bio.
You can also read more about the Public Intellectual program on the National Committee for US China Relations website.