2016-2017 Speakers Series
EXPERIENCES OF ILLEGALITY:
ASIAN IMMIGRANT WOMEN WORKERS IN SEXUALLY ORIENTED MASSAGE PARLORS IN NYC AND LA COUNTY
with Dr. John J. Chin
Moderated by Dr. Caroline Kyungah Hong
(English, Queens College – CUNY)
FRIDAY, November 11, 2016
BMCC Express (Map)
(255 Greenwich Street, between Park Place & Murray)
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John J. Chin, Ph.D. is a professor in the department of urban policy and planning at Hunter College, City University of New York, where he also serves as the director of the graduate program in urban planning. His research focuses on the role of community institutions in community planning and in the delivery of social and health services, particularly to under-served communities. He is also interested in how key community-based institutions in immigrant and minority communities shape community values and norms, particularly in relation to controversial or sensitive topics, like HIV.
Professor Chin was the Principal Investigator of a completed NIH-funded study on Asian immigrant religious institutions in NYC and their potential role in HIV prevention in the communities they serve and a recently completed NIH-funded study on the geography of HIV risk among Asian immigrant female sex workers in NYC and Los Angeles County.
Prior to his academic/research career, Professor Chin was on staff for 8 years at the Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (now known as the APICHA Community Health Center), a NYC-based nonprofit organization, of which he was a co-founder and Deputy Executive Director.
Moderated by Dr. Caroline Kyungah Hong (English, Queens College – CUNY)
Asian American Studies Colloquia (2016-2017) is a monthly public colloquia series in Asian American Studies to highlight emergent interdisciplinary research, cultural production, and innovative pedagogy. All events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!