Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng
"The Lonely Social World of Racial and Ethnic Minority and Immigrant Youth: Examining Social Isolation of Adolescents from their Peers, Teachers, and Parents"
Grace Kao, John Puckett, Emily Hannum, Paul Allison
Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng is a joint Ph.D. Candidate in Education Policy and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. His research and teaching interests include race/ethnicity and immigration, poverty, international development, statistical and research methods, youth and adolescence, gender, and education. His research focuses on the the academic and social lives of marginalized youth across populations. In one line of work, he examines the personal relationships minority and immigrant adolescents form with peers, teachers, and parents, and how these connections shape academic outcomes and feelings of connection to the U.S. This work utilizes the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002. His second strand of research investigates gender and ethnic disparities in education in China.