Yingyi Ma

Associate Professor, Sociology

Yinyi Ma

Contact Information

426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-3716
Office Hours:
Mo 11:00-12:00

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, 2006


Education, migration, Asian/Asian American studies


Fall 2019

SOC 305.002 Sociology of Sex and Gender, MoWe 12:45-2:05, CH 020


Yingyi Ma is an Associate Professor of Sociology and a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research. Professor Ma is also the Director of Asian/Asian American Studies. She is a sociologist of education and migration. Her current research examines international student mobility, Asian international students in the United States, and the surge of Chinese international students in American Universities. She is currently writing a book titled “Study in the U.S: The New Education Gospel in China” to be published by Columbia University Press. 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. That line of research has received grants from National Science Foundation, Alfred Sloan Foundation, and Association of Institutional Research. Yingyi received her Ph.D. in sociology from Johns Hopkins University in 2006.  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.