Erin Aeran Chung is the Charles D. Miller Associate Professor of East Asian Politics in the Department of Political Science, the director of the East Asian Studies Program, and the co-director of the Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship (RIC) Program at the Johns Hopkins University.
She has been a Mansfield Foundation U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Program Scholar (2012–2014), an SSRC Abe Fellow at the University of Tokyo and Korea University, an advanced research fellow at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, and a Japan Foundation fellow at Saitama University. In 2012–2013, she served on the Executive Committee of the newly established Migration and Citizenship section of the American Political Science Association.
She specializes in East Asian political economy, international migration, civil society, and comparative racial politics. Her first book, Immigration and Citizenship in Japan, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2010 and translated into Japanese and published by Akashi Shoten in 2012. She is currently completing her second book, Immigrant Incorporation in East Asian Democracies, under contract at Cambridge University Press. At Hopkins, Professor Chung teaches undergraduate courses on Japanese, Korean, East Asian, and Asian American politics and graduate courses on civil society, political economy of development, democratization, and racial politics.
Asian American Politics (Spring 2006 & 2008, Fall 2011)
Comparative Citizenship and Immigration Politics (Fall 2005)
Japanese Politics (Fall 2008, Spring 2011 & 2013)
Korean Politics (Spring 2009 & 2014, Fall 2010)
Politics of East Asia (Fall 2004-2007, Spring 2012 & 2015)
Advanced Topics in East Asian Studies (Fall 2013 & 2014)
Civil Society (Spring 2006, 2008, 2013)
Comparative Citizenship and Immigration Politics (Fall 2007)
Comparative Racial Politics (Fall 2006 & 2011)
Immigration, Difference, and Citizenship (Fall 2008)
Political Economy of Development (Spring 2009, 2011 & 2014)
Theories of Comparative Politics (Spring 2015)
Chung, Erin Aeran, et al. 2015. Immigrant Incorporation in East Asian Democracies (IIEAD) Project: Focus Group Interviews in Japan [collection]. Johns Hopkins University Data Archive.
Chung, Erin Aeran, et al. 2015. Immigrant Incorporation in East Asian Democracies (IIEAD) Project: Focus Group Interviews in South Korea [collection]. Johns Hopkins University Data Archive.
“Immigration Control and Immigrant Incorporation in Korea and Japan,” in Controlling Immigration: A Global Perspective, 3rd edition, edited by James F. Hollifield, Pia Orrenius, and Philip L. Martin (Stanford University Press, 2014)
“Citizenship and Marriage in a Globalizing World: Multicultural Families and Monocultural Nationality Laws in Korea and Japan,” Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, vol. 19, no. 1 (Winter 2012): 195-219 (with Daisy Kim)
Zainichi gaikokujin to shiminken: Imin hen’nyū no seijigaku, trans. Atsuko Abe (Tokyo: Akashi Shoten, September 2012)
Immigration and Citizenship in Japan (Cambridge University Press, 2010; 2014)
“Korea and Japan’s Multicultural Models for Immigrant Incorporation,” Korea Observer, vol. 41, no. 4 (Winter 2010): 649-676 [*Winner of the Kim Myong Whai Award for best article published in 2010 in Korea Observer]
“Workers or Residents? Diverging Patterns of Immigrant Incorporation in Korea and Japan,” Pacific Affairs, vol. 83, no. 4 (December 2010): 675-696 [*Winner of the William Holland Prize for best article published in 2010 in Pacific Affairs]
“The Politics of Contingent Citizenship: Korean Political Engagement in Japan and the United States,” in Diaspora without Homeland: Being Korean in Japan, edited by Sonia Ryang and John Lie (University of California Press, 2009)
“The Korean Citizen in Japanese Civil Society,” in Japan’s Diversity Dilemmas: Ethnicity, Citizenship, and Education, edited by Soo Im Lee, Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, and Harumi Befu (iUniverse, 2005)
“From Race Relations to Comparative Racial Politics: A Survey of Cross-National Scholarship on Race in the Social Sciences,” Du Bois Review, vol. 1, no. 2 (2004): 319-343 (with Michael Hanchard)
“Exercising Citizenship: Koreans Living in Japan,” Asian Perspective, vol. 24, no. 4 (2000): 159-178
“Hierarchies of Citizenship and Non-Citizenship in East Asian Democracies,” APSA Migration and Citizenship Section Newsletter, vol. 2, no. 2 (Summer 2014): 48-53
“An East Asian Model of Immigrant Incorporation?” Challenges Facing Japan: Perspectives from the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation (2014): 25-32
“Citizenship for Foreign Residents in Japan,” Asian People’s Friendship Society (APFS) Newsletter, vol. 39 (February 2013; in English and Japanese)
“Diverging Patterns for Incorporating Immigrants in Korea and Japan,” Asia Pacific Memo, no. 56, posted February 15, 2011,
“Diversifying Democracy: Citizenship, Nationality, and the Politics of Korean Identity in Japan,” Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Occasional Paper, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, 2004
“Noncitizens, Voice, and Identity: The Politics of Citizenship in Japan’s Korean Community,” Center for Comparative Immigration Studies Working Paper, no. 80 (June 2003)
“Exercising Citizenship: Korean Voluntary Associations in Japanese Civil Society,” Japan Policy Research Institute Working Paper, no. 69 (July 2000)
“Zaibei korian no mita zainichi dōhō no minzoku ishiki: esunisiti to nation no hazama de” [“A Korean American’s Perspective on Ethnic Identity in Japan’s Korean Community: At the Intersection of Ethnicity and Nation”], Uri seikatsu [Our Lives] 14 (August 1999): 146-157 (in Japanese)