Associate Professor, Sociology
426 Eggers Hall
Virtually By Appointment
Yingyi Ma CV
Director of Asian/Asian American Studies
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2007.
Education, migration, Asian/Asian American studies
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Yingyi Ma is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Asian/Asian American Studies. She is the Provost Faculty Fellow on internationalization at Syracuse University. In 2019, she was selected as a Public Intellectual Fellow at the National Committee on US-China Relations.
Professor Ma is a sociologist of education and migration. She has published extensively in the areas of college major choices, international student mobility and higher education in China. Her new book, Ambitious and Anxious: How Chinese Undergraduates Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education, is published by Columbia University Press in Feb 2020, and has since been featured in various national and international media outlets such as Washington Post and Times Higher Education. She is the co-editor of Understanding International Students from Asia in American Universities: Learning and Living Globalization (2017), which has won the Honorable mention of the Best Book Award from the Study Abroad and International Students Section, Comparative and International Education Association. Professor Ma has received grants from the National Science Foundation, Alfred Sloan Foundation, and Association of Institutional Research. She received her Ph.D. in sociology from Johns Hopkins University in 2007. Full Biography
Books / Selected Papers
Research Grants and Awards
Member of the Pathway Through College Research Network. "The Timing of Entry to STEM." Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). 2018-2019.
Principal Investigator. “Entry and Degree Attainment in STEM: The Intersection
of Race/Ethnicity and Gender.” Funded by the Association for Institutional Research. 2013-2015.