- Professor of Anthropology
ANDREA LOUIE has conducted research exploring how ideas constructed around "Chineseness" as a racial and cultural identity have been reworked as transnational processes bring Chinese from different parts of the world into contact with one another.
Her book “Chineseness Across Borders: Re-negotiating Chinese Identities in China and the U.S." (Duke University Press, 2004) won the Association for Asian American Studies Social Sciences book award (March 2006).
Her second book, "How Chinese Are You?: Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture" (NYU Press, 2015) examines the "cultural socialization" and racialization of children adopted from China in the U.S.She is currently working on a project on Chinese international students, and on a new book project focusing on the multiple narratives surrounding the story of Toy Len Goon, a Chinese immigrant who was selected as U.S. Mother of the Year in 1952. Dr. Louie teaches courses on Transnational Processes and Identities, China, and Asian Americans. She is the founding director of the Asian Pacific American Studies program at MSU.