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Pyong Gap Min
Position: Professor of Sociology / Director of the RCKC
Campus Affiliation: Queens College
Phone: 718-997-2810
Room Number: Queens College PH 233
Specialization: Race
Pyong Gap Min is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He also serves as Director of the Research Center for Korean Community at Queens College. The areas of his research interest are immigration, ethnic identity, ethnic business, immigrants’ cultural and religious practices, and family/gender, with a special focus on Asian/Korean Americans. He is the author of five English-language books, all focusing on Korean immigrants’ experiences. They include Caught in the Middle: Korean Communities in New York and Los Angeles (1996), the winner of two national book awards, and Preserving Ethnicity through Religion in America: Korean Protestants and Indian Hindus across Generations (2010), the winner of three national book awards. His twelve edited or co-edited books include Asian Americans: Contemporary Trends and Issues, the Second Edition (2006), Koreans in North America: Their Twenty-First Century Experiences (2013), and Younger-Generation Korean Experiences in the United States: Personal Narratives on Ethnic and Racial Identities (2014) with Thomas Chung. He won the Visiting Scholar Fellowship from Russell Sage Foundation in 2006-2007, writing his book, Ethnic Solidarity for Economic Survival: Korean Greengrocers in New York City. He received the Distinguished Career Award from the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association in 2012.  He completed his undergraduate education at Seoul National University majoring in history. He received a master’s degree in history and two Ph.D. degrees, one in educational philosophy and the other in sociology, all from Georgia State University.