Erin Aeran Chung

Erin Aeran Chung

Charles D. Miller Associate Professor of East Asian Politics

PhD, Northwestern University

337 Mergenthaler
Fall 2021: Mon 4:00 - 6:00 PM/By Appt: https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/ProfChungsofficehours@live.johnshopkins.edu/bookings/
410-516-4496
echung@jhu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Erin Aeran Chung is the Charles D. Miller Associate Professor of East Asian Politics in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. She previously served as the director of the East Asian Studies Program and one of the founding co-directors of the Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship (RIC) Program.

Professor Chung specializes in East Asian political economy, international migration, civil society, and comparative racial politics. She is the author of Immigration and Citizenship in Japan (Cambridge, 2010, 2014; Japanese translation, Akashi Shoten, 2012) and Immigrant Incorporation in East Asian Democracies (Cambridge, 2020), which received the 2021 ASA Asia and Asian America Section Transnational Asia Book Award and Honorable Mention for the 2021 APSA Migration & Citizenship Section Book Award. She was awarded a five-year grant (2018-2022) from the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) to support the completion of her third book project on Citizenship, Social Capital, and Racial Politics in the Korean Diaspora.

Professor Chung is currently serving as co-president of the APSA Migration and Citizenship Section (2021-2023), co-editor of the Politics and Society of East Asia Elements series at Cambridge University Press, and co-P.I. for the “Critical Responses to Anti-Asian Violence (CRAAV) Initiative: Building Anti-Racist Solidarities” at Hopkins. She has been a Mansfield Foundation U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Program Scholar, 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. At Hopkins, Professor Chung teaches undergraduate courses on Japanese, Korean, East Asian, and Asian American politics and graduate courses on civil society, citizenship and immigration politics, the political economy of development, democratization, and comparative racial politics.

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Asian American Politics
  • Civil Society
  • Comparative Citizenship and Immigration Politics
  • Comparative Racial Politics
  • Japanese Politics
  • Korean Politics
  • Political Economy of Japan and Korea
  • Politics of East Asia

Graduate Courses:

  • Advanced Topics in East Asian Studies
  • Civil Society
  • Comparative Citizenship and Immigration Politics
  • Comparative Democratization
  • Comparative Racial Politics
  • Immigration, Difference, and Citizenship
  • Political Economy of Development
  • Theories of Comparative Politics 

The Side Doors of Immigration: Multi-Tier Migration Regimes in Japan and South Korea,” Third World Quarterly, August 2021, DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2021.1956893

Migration Politics at the Meso-Level,” in the Research Handbook on the Law and Politics of Migration, edited by Catherine Dauvergne (Edward Elgar, 2021), pp. 35-46

The Rights of Noncitizenship: Migrant Rights and Hierarchies in South Korea,” in Rights Claiming in South Korea, edited by Celeste Arrington and Patricia Goedde (Cambridge University Press, 2021), pp. 279-298

How South Korean Demographics Are Affecting Immigration and Social Change,” Carnegie Compendium on “Demographics and the Future of South Korea,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, June 29, 2021

Immigrant Incorporation in East Asian Democracies (Cambridge University Press, 2020)

“How Meso-Level Institutions and Civil Society Mediate Access to Citizenship in East Asia,” Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT) Forum, European University Institute, August 2020

"Regulating Membership at the Meso-Level: Citizen-Making and the Household Registration System in East Asia,” Citizenship Studies, December 2019, DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2019.1700914 (with Darcie Draudt and Yunchen Tian)

“Japan’s Model of Immigration Without Immigrants,” Current History, September 2019: 215-221

Creating Hierarchies of Noncitizens: Race, Gender, and Visa Categories in South Korea,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, February 13, 2019, DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2018.1561061 

 “Ethnic Return Migration and Noncitizen Hierarchies in South Korea and Japan,” in Diasporic Returns to the Ethnic Homeland: The Korean Diaspora in Comparative Perspective, edited by Takeyuki Tsuda and Changzoo Song (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), pp. 179-197

"Is Japan Becoming a Country of Immigration?" Foreign Affairs. August 3, 2018. Web (with Yunchen Tian)

“Disaggregating Labor Migration Policies to Understand Aggregate Migration Realities: Insights from South Korea and Japan as Negative Cases of Immigration,” Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal, vol. 39, no. 1 (Spring 2018): 83-110 (with Ralph Hosoki)

“Noncitizen Political Engagement,” Routledge Handbook of Asian Migrations, edited by Gracia Liu-Farrer and Brenda S. A. Yeoh (New York: Routledge, 2018), pp. 264-276 (with Rameez Abbas)

Citizenship in Non-Western Contexts,” Oxford Handbook of Citizenship, edited by Ayelet Shachar, Rainer Bauböck, Irene Bloemraad, and Maarten Vink (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), pp. 431-452

“The Relevance Question,” Verge: Studies in Global Asias, volume 3, no.1 (Spring 2017): 8-11

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 the 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 the 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)

2021 APSA Migration and Citizenship Section Book Prize, Honorable Mention, for Immigrant Incorporation in East Asian Democracies (Cambridge University Press, 2020)

2021 Most Outstanding Transnational Asia Book Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Asia and Asian America for Immigrant Incorporation in East Asian Democracies (Cambridge University Press, 2020)

SNF Agora Institute Faculty Grant, “Building Anti-Racist Coalitions and Intersectional Knowledge in the Face of Anti-Asian Violence,” 2021-2022, co-PI with Clara Han and H. Yumi Kim

ISA Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration Studies (ENMISA) Section Award for Best Paper scheduled to be presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting

Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) Korean Studies Promotion Program Grant, “Local Agency and National Responses to Globalization: The South Korean Case in Comparative, Transnational, and Diasporic Perspective,” 2018-2023

Japan Foundation Institutional Project Support Program in Japanese Studies Grant, Project Director, “Building a Vital Foundation in Japanese Studies at the Johns Hopkins University,” 2015-2018

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research and Service, Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 2013-2014

Mansfield Foundation U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Program Scholar, sponsored by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, 2012-2014

Abe Fellowship, awarded by the Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies in cooperation with and funds provided by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, for (individual) project on “Immigrant Incorporation in Ethnic Democracies: Citizenship Regimes and Noncitizen Political Participation in Austria, Germany, Japan and Korea,” 2009-2011

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 2010-2011

Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership Grant for Organized Panel, “Building Citizenship in Hard Times: The Citizen, the State, and Economic Crisis in Japan,” Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, March 31-April 3, 2011

William Holland Prize for best article published in 2010 in Pacific Affairs

Kim Myong Whai Award for best article published in 2010 in Korea Observer

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Harvard University, 2003-2004

American Political Science Association Section Award for Best Paper Presented at the 2002 Annual Meeting, Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (awarded at the 2003 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA)

Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, 1998-99

Immigrant Incorporation in East Asian Democracies (IIEAD) Project

Erin Aeran Chung

Description: The IIEAD Project, associated with the book, Immigrant Incorporation in East Asian Democracies (Cambridge, 2020), contains original transcripts and English translations of 16 focus groups conducted in Japan and South Korea focused on citizenship and immigration policies.

 Contents:

Chung, Erin Aeran; Gomes, Menandro; Lim, Dukin; Roni, Muntasir; Sanchez, Ronald; Zhong, Zhizhi, 2015, “Immigrant Incorporation in East Asian Democracies (IIEAD) Project: Focus Group Interviews in Japan [collection],” https://doi.org/10.7281/T1PN93HH, Johns Hopkins University Data Archive, V9.

 Chung, Erin Aeran; Avirmed, Sodnomdargia (Anu); Ermac, Ardie Bolanon; Kim, Daisy; Kim, Yang-Sook; Lee, Yoon Kyong; Liu, Melody; Thang, Nguyen Nam, 2015, “Immigrant Incorporation in East Asian Democracies (IIEAD) Project: Focus Group Interviews in South Korea [collection],” https://doi.org/10.7281/T1JW8BSS, Johns Hopkins University Data Archive, V10.