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Monica Liu

Assistant Professor

Justice & Society Studies

  • Education
  • PhD, Sociology, University of California - San Diego (2015)
    BA, Business Administration, University of Washington - Seattle (2005)
  • Expertise
  • Gender, Globalization, Family, Immigration, Race/Ethnicity, Asia and Asian America, Digital Technology/Media, Qualitative Methods

Dr. Monica Liu is a sociologist whose teaching and research interests include gender, globalization, family, immigration, race/ethnicity, Asia and Asian America, digital technology/media, and qualitative methods. Her research explores the phenomenon of global internet dating and cross-border marriage between women from China and men from English-speaking Western countries.

Born and raised in Wuhan, Dr. Liu immigrated to Boston at the age of eight. Before joining the University of St. Thomas, she taught at Colgate University and Carleton College.