Yingyi Ma

Associate Professor, Sociology

Yingyi Ma

Contact Information

426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-3716
Office Hours:
MoWeFr 10:00-11:00

Staff Support
Emily Minnoe
(315) 443-3114

Curriculum Vitae
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

Personal Website



Summer 2020

SOC 300 Rise of China & Edu Anxiety (Maymester)


Yingyi Ma is an Associate Professor of Sociology, a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research, and Director of Asian/Asian American Studies. Professor Ma is a sociologist of education and migration. 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. Her new book, Ambitious and Anxious: How Chinese Undergraduates Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education, is forthcoming by Columbia University Press in December 2019. 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.