Conversations on Zoom: Asian American Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Research during COVID-19
Department of Sociology
Location: Virtual Event
Sponsor: Harvard University Asia Center
Graduate student and newly-minted PhD members of the AAPI COVID-19 Project come together to speak openly about their experiences working on a collaborative, interdisciplinary, and multi-methods research project. Panelists will discuss how they have navigated balancing their own doctoral progress with the needs & goals of a collaborative project. They will also discuss the ways they have engaged with their own Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in their work and through the project during COVID-19.
The AAPI COVID-19 Project examines the ongoing COVID-19 crisis as it continues to shape the lives of Asians, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
Angela Nguyen is a master’s student at the California State
University of Los Angeles studying Communications. Her research interests
include rhetoric in the arts, advocacy in the media, and agitational communication.
Susanna Y Park, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Her current work tackles mental health using innovative tech. Her research interests are in global health, health equity, and health policy.
Jackie Leung is a PhD candidate studying Public Health at Oregon State University. Her research interests include health care access and utilization, prenatal healthcare and outcomes, and the community-Academic relationship for effective partnership.
christina ong is a PhD Candidate in sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. Her dissertation examines the development of Asian America in the 1970s-1980s through a case study of New York City's the Basement Workshop.
Amy Zhang is a PhD student in sociology at the University of Texas at Austin who serves as the communications manager and quantitative survey committee lead for the AAPI COVID-19 Project. She is broadly interested in social relationships and health, particularly regarding emotions and exploring how individual choices (as additionally influenced by institutional barriers and differential access to resources) influence physical and mental health outcomes.
Kara Takasaki, Ph.D. (she/her) is a post-doctoral fellow in the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. She studies how race and gender inequality shape relationships and health in paid and unpaid labor.
Vivian Shaw, Ph.D. is the Mellon Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies at Vanderbilt University and the co-PI for the AAPI COVID-19 Project. She teaches on Asian American culture and society, environmental inequality, social movements, and qualitative methods.