Jennifer Lee

Columbia University

Jennifer Lee is the Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Social Sciences at Columbia University and President of the Eastern Sociological Society. She is author or coauthor of four award-winning books, including The Asian American Achievement Paradox (2015), The Diversity Paradox (2010), Civility in the City (2002), and Asian American Youth (2005). Her research focuses on the implications of contemporary U.S. immigration–particularly Asian immigration–on the native-born population. She has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago, a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, and a Fulbright Scholar to Japan. Committed to public engagement, she has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, and a variety of other media outlets.

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