Professor Kelly H. Chong, Ph.D.

Social and Behavioral Sciences - Sociology
Professor
Chairperson
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Chicago
Primary office:
785.864.4111
Fraser Hall, 736
University of Kansas
Sociology, 1415 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7556
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Summary

Areas of Specialization

Race & Ethnicity, Asia/Asian-American Studies, Gender, Immigration, Religion

Education

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Chicago

Teaching Interests

  • Gender
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Immigration
  • Religion
  • Asian American Studies
  • Asian Studies

Research Interests

  • Sociology of Gender
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • East Asian Studies
  • Asian American Studies
  • International Migration

Selected Publications

Chong, Kelly H. 2020. Love Across Borders: Asian Americans, Race, and the Politics of Intermarriage and Family-Making. Books. New York, NY: Routledge.
Chong, Kelly H. 2019. “‘Theorizing Women’s Consent: Familism, Motherhood, and Middle-Class Feminine Subjectivity in Contemporary South Korea.’” Book Chapters. In Psychology of Patriarchy, 175–94.
Chong, Kelly H. 2017. “‘Asianness Under Construction:’ The Contours and Negotiation of Pan-Ethnic Identity/Culture among Inter-Ethnically Married Asian Americans.” Journal Articles. Sociological Perspectives 60 (1): 52–76.
Chong, Kelly H. 2015. “Feminine Habitus: Rhetoric and Rituals of Conversion and Commitment among Contemporary  South Korean Women.” Book Chapters. In The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism, edited by Simon Coleman and Rosalind Hackett. NY: NYU Press.
Chong, Kelly H. 2013. “The Relevance of Race: Children and Shifting Racial/Ethnic Consciousness Among Interracially Married Asian Americans.” Journal Articles. Journal for Asian American Studies 16 (2): 189–221.
Chong, Kelly H. 2012. “Revisiting Religious Power: Korean Evangelical Church as a Disciplinary Institution.” Book Chapters. In Religion on the Edge: De-Centering and Re-Centering the Sociology of Religion, edited by Courtney Bender, Wendy Cadge, Peggy Levitt, and David Smilde. NY: Oxford University Press.
Konieczny, Mary Ellen, Loren Lybargar, and Kelly H. Chong. 2012. “Theory as a Tool in the Social Scientific Study of Religion and Martin Riesebrodt’s The Promise of Salvation.” Journal Articles. Journal for the Social Scientific Study of Religion 51 (3): 397–411.
Chong, Kelly H. 2011. “Healing and Redomestication: The Reconstitution of the Feminine Self in South Korean Cell Group Rituals.” Book Chapters. In Ritual Practice in Charismatic Christianity, edited by Martin Lindhardt. New York: Berghahn Books.
Chong, Kelly H. 2008. “Coping with Conflict, Confronting Resistance: Emotions and Identity Management during Fieldwork in a South Korean Evangelical Community.” Journal Articles. Qualitative Sociology 31 (4): 369–90.
Chong, Kelly H. 2008. Deliverance and Submission: Evangelical Women and the Negotiation of Patriarchy in South Korea. Books. Harvard University Press.
Chong, Kelly H. 2006. “Negotiating Patriarchy: South Korean Evangelical Women and the Politics of Gender.” Journal Articles. Gender & Society 20 (6): 697–724.
Chong, Kelly H., and Martin Riesebrodt. 1999. “Fundamentalism and Patriarchal Gender Politics.” Journal Articles. Journal of Women’s History 10 (4): 55–77.
Chong, Kelly H. 1998. “What It Means to Be Christian: The Role of Religion in the Construction of Ethnic Identity and Boundary Among Second-Generation Korean-Americans.” Journal Articles. Sociology of Religion 59 (3): 259–86.

Selected Work

AB, A Documentary Film about expressionist artist/poet Albert Bloch. Kansas City. Kansas. 2019

Selected Awards & Honors

Senior Administrative Fellow
University of Kansas
2015 - 2016
Sabbatical Award
University of Kansas
2013
Curriculum Development Award
KU Center for East Asian Studies
2012
Internationalizing the Curriculum Award
KU Office of International Programs
2012
Faculty Service Award
KU Center for East Asian Studies
2011
Distinguished Book Prize
Midwest Sociological Society
2010
Franklin Research Grant
American Philosophical Society
2010
Distinguished Book Prize, Sociology of Religion Section
American Sociological Association
2009
Best Research Paper Prize, Asian/Asian-American Studies Section
American Sociological Association
2008
Best Research Paper Prize, Sociology of Religion Section
American Sociological Association
2008
Advanced Research Fellowship
Korea Foundation
2006 - 2007
Research Fellowship
The Institute for the Advanced Study of Religion, Yale University
2001 - 2003
Junior Fellow
Martin Marty Institute for the Advanced Study of Religion, University of Chicago
1999
Dissertation Fellowship
Korea Foundation
1997
Minority Fellowship
American Sociological Association
1993 - 1997
Dissertation Fellowship
Fulbright Program
1996
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship
1988 - 1989

KELLY H. CHONG (PhD University of Chicago) is Professor and Chairperson of Sociology.  She specializes in the areas of gender, race and ethnicity, religion, Asian American studies, and East Asian studies. Her first book Deliverance and Submission: Evangelical Women and the Negotiation of Patriarchy in South Korea (Harvard University Press, 2008) and related articles have been recipients of numerous national awards.  Her most recent book is entitled Love Across Borders: Asian Americans, Race, and the Politics of Intermarriage and Family-making (Routledge 2020). Her current research interests include anti-Asian racism, inter-minority relations in the United States, and the construction of Asian American gender/ethnic identities in the context of a globalizing world and transnational flows of pan-East Asian culture.  Her publications have appeared in Gender and Society, Sociology of Religion, Journal of Scientific Study of Religion, The Journal of Women’s History, Qualitative Sociology, Journal of Asian American Studies, and Sociological Perspectives.  She also received numerous fellowships and grants, including the Fulbright Fellowship, the Korea Foundation Advanced Research Fellowship and the Franklin Research Grant (American Philosophical Society). She was a former Research Associate/Visiting Lecturer at the Women's Studies in Religion Program of the Harvard Divinity School. Areas: Gender, Race and Ethnicity, Immigration, Religion, Asian-American studies, East Asian Studies.



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