Biola AffiliationsFaculty



  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, San Diego
  • M.A., East Asian Studies, Stanford University
  • B.A., East Asian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles


Stephanie Chan is a cultural sociologist who teaches courses in introductory sociology and cross-national sociology. Her research explores the social processes and cultural resources that contribute to peace and justice. Her research has been published in Global Networks, International Migration Review, and Human Rights Review. She was the recipient of the Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2017. She received her bachelor's degree in East Asian Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, her master's degree in East Asian Studies from Stanford University, and her doctorate in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego.



  • Chan, Stephanie. 2018. “Principle versus Profit: Debating Human Rights Sanctions.” Human Rights Review 19(1): 45-71.
  • Chan, Stephanie. 2008. “Cross-Cultural Civility in Global Civil Society: Transnational Cooperation in Chinese NGOs.” Global Networks 8(2): 232-252.
  • Skrentny, John, Stephanie Chan, Jon Fox, and Denis Kim. 2007. “Defining Nations in Asia and Europe: A Comparative Analysis of Ethnic Return Migration Policy.” International Migration Review 41(4): 793-825.

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Asia
  • China
  • Cross-cultural Issues
  • Cultural Sociology
  • Culture
  • Globalization
  • Human Rights
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Political Sociology
  • Politics & Government
  • Sociology
  • United States Foreign Relations
  • U.S.-China Relations
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