Miliann Kang

Associate professor of women, gender and sexuality studies

Social construction of race, gender and class, Sociology of the body, Emotional labor and service interactions, Immigrant women's work, Asian American communities, Relations between Korean Americans and African Americans, Ethnography

Phone: (o) 413/577-0710


Miliann Kang's research shows how we stereotype Asian-American women as model minorities and potential threats, which can fuel racial hostility and unrealistic expectations.

Kang advocates for realistic and positive portrayals of Asian-American mothers in the media, and for education and policies that address the challenges their families face.