Senior Researcher, AAPI Data
Jennifer Lee is Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, where she received her B.A. and Ph.D. degrees. She has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago, a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, and a Fulbright Scholar to Japan.
Lee is the author of four award-winning books, including The Asian American Achievement Paradox, The Diversity Paradox, Civility in the City, and Asian American Youth. She has also written op-eds for a variety of media outlets, including The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Seattle Times, CNN, The Guardian, TIME, and Los Angeles Magazine, and has appeared on NPR, CBS News, Fusion TV, and Tavis Smiley.
She is a Co-Principal Investigator on the 2016 National Asian American Survey, a nation-wide survey of Asian American political and social attitudes. In her current project, she is studying how stereotypes affect Asian Americans, including their support for affirmative action.