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Monica Liu

Assistant Professor

American Culture and Difference
Family Studies
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. She has explored the phenomenon of global internet dating and cross-border marriage between women from China and men from English-speaking Western countries. She is currently working on a new project that examines institutional racism against Asian women leaders in higher education.

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