DepartmentDepartment of Sociology
Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty



  • Ph.D., University of California, San Diego


Stephanie Chan is a cultural sociologist who teaches courses in introductory sociology, globalization, cross-national sociology, Chinese society, and research design. Her research centers on issues of cross-cultural and international cooperation. She has conducted research on cross-cultural cooperation within transnational non-governmental organizations in China and on debates over U.S. policy for promoting human rights in China. She is currently an assistant professor of sociology at Biola University. Chan received her bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. She continued to earn her master’s degree in East Asian studies from Stanford University and her doctorate in sociology from the University of California, San Diego.

Publications (Selected)

  • 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.

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