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Monica Hwang Associate Professor

Address
STM 206

Research Area(s)

  • Racial and Ethnic Stratification
  • Immigration and Diversity
  • Political Sociology
  • Social Inequality
  • Social Capital
  • Education

Research Projects

  • Paper in submission on “Understanding Differences in Political Trust among Canada’s Major Ethno-racial Groups.”
  • Paper in progress on “Ethnic and Racial Differences in Social Trust in Canada: A Test of Three Explanations.”

Selected Publications and Presentations

Book Projects:

  • Edward Grabb, Jeffrey Reitz, and Monica Hwang (eds.). Social Inequality in Canada: Dimensions of Disadvantage (6th edition). Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Journal Publications, Book Chapters

  • Hwang, Monica“Do Minorities Trust Less? Understanding Differences in Social Trust among Canada’s Major Ethno-Racial Groups,” American Review of Canadian Studies 48.3 (2018): 297-313. https://doi.org/10.1080/02722011.2018.1497674
  • Hwang, Monica. "Mastery and Minorities: Sense of Personal Control among Ethno-racial Groups in Canada." Canadian Ethnic Studies 50.1 (2018): 163-177.
  • Hwang, Monica. 2017. “Ethnicity and Political Trust in Canada: Is there a Deepening Divide?” Canadian Journal of Sociology 42, 1: 23-54.
  • Monica Hwang and Edward Grabb. “What Do Canadians Think About Individualism and Inequality?” Chapter 23 in Edward Grabb, Jeffrey G. Reitz, and Monica Hwang (eds.), Social Inequality in Canada: Dimensions of Disadvantage (6th edition). Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2016
  • Edward Grabb and Monica Hwang. “Ownership Concentration, Transnational Connections, and State Economic Involvement in Canada.” Chapter 1 in Edward Grabb, Jeffrey G. Reitz, and Monica Hwang (eds.), Social Inequality in Canada: Dimensions of Disadvantage (6th edition). Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Charles R. Menzies and Monica Hwang. “First Nations, Inequality, and the Legacy of Colonialism.” Chapter 10 in Edward Grabb, Jeffrey G. Reitz, and Monica Hwang (eds.), Social Inequality in Canada: Dimensions of Disadvantage (6th edition). Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Edward Grabb, Monica Hwang, and Robert Andersen. 2009. “Bridging and Bonding: Ethnic Background and Voluntary Association Activity in Canada.” Canadian Ethnic Studies41, 1: 47-76.
  • Edward Grabb, Robert Andersen, Monica Hwang, and Scott Milligan. 2009. “Confidence in State Institutions in Canada and the United States: Assessing the Interactive Effects of Race and Region.” American Review of Canadian Studies. 39, 4 (December): 379-397.     
  • Edward Grabb and Monica Hwang. 2009. “Corporate Concentration, Foreign Ownership, and State Involvement in the Canadian Economy.” Chapter 1 in Edward Grabb and Neil Guppy (eds.), Social Inequality in Canada: Patterns, Problems, Policies (5th edition). Toronto: Pearson Education Canada.
  • Edward Grabb and Monica Hwang. 2009. “The The The Effects of Social Status on Beliefs about Individualism and Inequality in Canada.” Chapter 25 in E. Grabb and N. Guppy (eds.), Social Inequality in Canada: Patterns, Problems, Policies (5th edition). Toronto: Pearson Education Canada.
  • Monica Hwang, Robert Andersen, and Edward Grabb. 2007. “Voluntary Association Activity in Quebec and English Canada: Assessing the Effects of Region and Language.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 40, 1 (March): 209-232.
  • Monica Hwang, Edward Grabb, and James Curtis. 2005. “Why Get Involved? Reasons for Voluntary-Association Activity among Americans and Canadians.”  Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 34, 3 (September): 387-403.

Book Reviews:

  • Monica Hwang. 2009. Review of “To Be an Immigrant” by Kay Deaux. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. In Contemporary Sociology 38, 3: 230-232.

Paper Presentations, Conference Activities:

  • “Understanding Differences in Political Trust among Canada’s Major Ethno-racial Groups.” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociology Association Annual Meetings, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, June 2015.
  • Co-organizer, International Migration Section Roundtables, American Sociological Association Meetings, Boston, August 2008.
  • “Confidence in State Institutions in Canada and the United States: Assessing the Interactive Effects of Race and Region.” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociological AssociationMeetings, Vancouver, June 2008.
  • Organizer and Chair, Social Inequality Session, Canadian Sociological Association Meetings, Vancouver, June 2008.
  • “Voluntary Association Activity in Quebec and English Canada: Assessing the Combined Effects of Region and Language.” Paper presented at the Mid-west Political Science Association Meetings, Chicago, April 2007.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Soc 111 Introductory Sociology: Society, Structure, Processes
  • Soc 203 Race and Ethnic Relations in Canada
  • Soc 306 Contemporary Class Structure
  • Soc 324 Multiculturalism: Theories, Debates, and Realities

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Member, STM Teaching Committee