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Professor of Sociology, Columbia University

Jennifer Lee is Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, where she received her B.A. and Ph.D. degrees. She is the author of four award-winning books, including The Asian American Achievement Paradox, The Diversity Paradox, Civility in the City, and Asian American Youth. She has written op-eds for a variety of media outlets, including The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Seattle Times, CNN, and TIME, and has appeared on NPR, CBS News, Fusion TV, and Tavis Smiley. She is a Co-Principal Investigator on the 2016 National Asian American Survey, and is currently studying how stereotypes affect Asian Americans. Twitter @JLeeSoc


  • –present
    Professor, Columbia University


Elected Member of the Sociological Research Association; Chair-Elect International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association; Fulbright Scholar; Visiting Scholar, Russell Sage Foundation; Fellow Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences; Fellow Center for Race, Politics and Culture