People in Sociology - Faculty

Fraser Hall

Kelly H. Chong

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Spring 2013 Office Hours: 2:45-4:45 F

Professor Chong (PhD University of Chicago) specializes in the areas of gender, religion, race and ethnicity, East Asian studies, Asian American studies, and social theory. For the past several years, her research has focused on the politics of gender and conversion in contemporary South Korean evangelicalism; her book Deliverance and Submission: Evangelical Women and the Negotiation of Patriarchy in South Korea has been published by Harvard University Press in 2008 (2009 Distinguished Book Award,Sociology of Religion Section, American Sociological Association; 2010 Distinguished Book Award, Midwest Sociological Society). Her current and future research includethe production and construction of gender and ethnic culture in theAsian and AmericanAmerican contexts, the transformation and global circulation of religion, and cultural change in contemporary South Korea. Her publications include articles in Gender and Society, Sociology of Religion, The Journal of Women’s History, Qualitative Sociology as well as chapters in collected volumes. She was awarded the Best Article Awards from the Sociology of Religion section and the Asia/Asian-America section of the American Sociological Association in 2008. She is also a recipient of numerous fellowships and grants, including the Fulbright Fellowship and most recently, the Korea Foundation Advanced Research Fellowship and the Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society.  She was a former Research Associate/Visiting Lecturerat the Women's Studies in Religion Programof theHarvard Divinity SchoolandaResearch Fellow at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Religion at Yale University. Areas: Gender, Religion, Race and Ethnicity, Immigration, East Asian studies, Asian-American studies, and Social Theory.

Spring 2013 Courses

  • Soc 500 Sociological Theory
  • Soc 600/780 Sociology of Asian-Americans


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