EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Sociology, Florida State University; Dissertation: "Childbirth, Marital Resources, and the Division of Domestic Labor," 1996

 

Master of Science in Sociology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1992

 

Master of Art in American Studies, Department of English, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China, 1988

                           

Bachelor of Art in English Literature, Department of English, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China, 1985

 

PUBLICATIONS

Yu, Yan. 2008. �Economic Transition and the Potential Risks of Marital Instability in Contemporary Urban China.� In The Handbook on Families in Chinese Societies. Edited by Chan Kwok Bun. Forthcoming.

 

Yu, Yan. 2006. ��New� Gender Roles of Chinese Immigrant Wives: Reconstructed to Maintain the Quality of Marriages.� International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations. Volume 5, Issue 4: 101-110.

 

Moen, Phyllis and Yan Yu. 2000. �Effective Work/Life Strategies: Working Couples, Work Conditions, Gender, and Life Quality.� Social Problems. Vol. 47. No. 3. Pp. 291-326.

 

Yu, Yan. 2000. �Classroom Projects and Assignments: Analytical Memo.� Teaching About Families: A Collection of Essays, Syllabi, Projects, and Assignments, Websites, and Bibliographies. Complied and Edited by Ginger  E. Macheski, Kathleen S. Lowney, Carmen Knudson-Martin, and Michael Capece. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.

 

Yu, Yan. 1999. �Global Awareness and Academic Achievement among College Students.� In Kirsti Hakkinen (Ed.) Innovative Approaches to Intercultural Education. University of Jyvaskyla: Continuing Education Center, Multicultural Programs.

 

Moen, Phyllis and Yan Yu. 1999. "Having It All: Overall Work/Life Success in Two-Earner Families." In Toby Parcel (Ed.) Research in the Sociology of Work, Volume 7. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press Inc.

 

Yu, Yan. 1995. "Patterns of Work and Family: An Analysis of the Chinese American Family Since the 1920s," in American Families: Issues in Race and Ethnicity, edited by Cardell Jacobson. New York: Garland Publishing.

 

Book Review

Yu, Yan. Review of Unbound Feet: A Social History of Chinese Women in San Francisco, by Judy Yung. International Migration Review Vol. 31, No. 2, Summer 1997.

 

Unpublished Paper

Yu, Yan and Phyllis Moen. 2000. �Chores and Childcare: Domestic Work Time among Men and Women in Dual-Earner Households.�

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

�The Male Breadwinner-Female Homemaker Model: Stabilize or Destabilize Marriage?� at the 5th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities in Paris, France, July 2007.

 

�Economic Transition and Gendered Marriage Experience in Contemporary China� at XVI World Congress of International Sociology Association, Durban, South Africa, July 2006. The trip was cancelled due to the unexpectedly high airfare. 

 

�The �New� Gender Roles of Chinese Immigrant Wives: Reconstructed to Maintain the Quality of Marriages� at the 5th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Beijing, China, July 2005.

 

�Globalization, Gender Role Ideologies, and Perceived Marital Quality: An Analysis of Chinese American Families� at the 36th World Congress International Institute of Sociology, Beijing, China, July 2004.

 

�Gender and Family in Global Perspective� at the annual meeting of the Michigan Sociological Association, Ferris State University, November 2002.

 

Work Conditions, Gender, and Life Quality in the Families of Working Singles� at the International Sociology Association XV World Congress, Brisbane, Australia, summer 2002.

 

�Global Awareness and Self-Actualization: Significant Association and Profound Impact on College Education� at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, August 2000.

 

�Global Awareness and Academic Performance among College Students� at the International Congress on Intercultural Education, Jyvaskyla, Finland, September 1999.

 

�Working Couples: Work Context, Life Stage, and the Division of Domestic Labor� (co-authored with Phyllis Moen) at the 93rd Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, San Francisco, August 1998.

 

"Divided Lives? Feeling Successful at Work, at Home, and in Balancing Both" (co-authored with Phyllis Moen and presented by Moen) at the International Sociological Association World Congress, Montreal, Quebec, July 1998.

 

"Divided Lives? Feeling Successful at Work, at Home, and in Balancing Both" (co-authored with Phyllis Moen and presented by Moen) at the University of Bremen, Germany, June 1998.

"'Cycles of Control' and Success in the 1990s:  Married Workers Success at Work, at Home, and in Balancing the Two" (co-authored with Phyllis Moen and presented by Moen) at the Fifth Women's Policy Research Conference, Washington, DC, June 1998.

 

�Childbirth, Changes in Marital Resources, and the Division of Domestic Labor� at the 92nd Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, Toronto, Canada, August 1997.

 

�Success at Work and at Home: Does Life Stage Matter?� (co-authored with Phyllis Moen) at the First Annual Business and Professional Women�s Foundation Academic Symposium on the duality of work and family roles, Louisville, Kentucky, July 1997.

 

"The Division of Domestic Labor: Does the Birth of a Child Make a Difference?" in the Family and Kinship Session at the 91st Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, New York City, August 1996.

 

"A Comparative Study of the Household Division of Labor Between Chinese Couples and American Couples" at the 89th Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, Los Angeles, August 1994.

 

"Patterns of Occupation and Family Organization Among Chinese Americans" at the Conference on Race/Ethnic Families in the United States, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, October 1993.

 

"Ideology and Social Movement Mobilization: The Case of the 1989 Beijing Prodemocracy Movement" at the 88th Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, Miami, August 1993.

 

"China's One-Child Policy: The Unacknowledged  Negatives for Women" at the 87th Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, Pittsburgh, 1992.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor, Tenured

Department of Sociology, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, 8/2004-present.

            Duties: Teaching �Families in Society�, �Introduction to Sociology�, �Social Problems�, and �Gender and Family in Third World Development�.

 

Assistant Professor

            Department of Sociology, Grand Valley State University, Allendale,       Michigan, 8/1998-8/2004.

            Duties: Teaching �Families in Society�, �Introduction to Sociology�, �Social Problems�, and �Gender and Family in Third World Development�.

 

Postdoctoral Associate

            Cornell Employment and Family Careers Institute, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1997-present. Duties: Prepared papers for presentations and publication; participated in conducting a telephone survey questionnaire and in-depth interviews.

 

Adjunct Instructor

            Department of Sociology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 8/1996-12/1996. Duties: Taught a mass section of "Family Problems and Social Change."

 

Research Assistant

            College of Social Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1/95-8/96. Duties: data entry and analyses of research projects on Florida Corrections, and State Public Policy.

 

Teaching Assistant

            Department of Sociology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 9/94-12/94. Duties: Assisted in "Family Problems and Social Change."

 

Graduate Instructor

            Department of Sociology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, Summer 1994. Duties: Taught "Family Problems and Social Change."

 

Research Assistant

            College of Social Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 8/90-4/94. Duties: data entry and analysis of research project on Police Pursuit.

 

Guest Speaker

            On the topics of China's One-Child Policy and the Chinese Family in undergraduate classes, College of Social Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1993-96

 

Lecturer

            Department of Foreign Languages, People's University of China, Beijing, China, 1988-1990. Duties: Taught English language and other courses related to American culture and society.

              

Instructor

            Department of English, Evening University of Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China, 1986-1989. Duties: Taught English language.

 

AREAS OF INTEREST

Research Interest

Work and Family Linkages, the Household Division of Labor, Comparative Family Systems, Family Dynamics, Family Policies, Life Course, Gender, Race/ethnicity, Social Organizations and Change

 

Teaching Interest

Family Problems and Social Change, Families in Global Perspectives, Family and Work, Gender and Work, Racial Relations, Comparative Family Systems, Introduction to Sociology.

 

Discipline Services

Associate Editor, Sociological Inquiry, 1997-2004.

Panelist, symposium on �New Dimensions in Women and Gender Studies,� organized by Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, 10/5/98

Table Presider, �Gender Roles over the Life Course,� at the 93rd Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, San Francisco, August 1998.

Panelist, �The Family and Kinship,� organized by Shirley A. Hill, at the 91st Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, New York City, August 1996.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Nominee of GVSU Faculty Recognition for dedication and excellence, Grand Valley State University, November 5, 2007

 

Scholarly Travel Grant-in-Aid, Research and Development Center, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, summer 2006

 

Intercultural Studies Faculty Development Grant, International Education, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, summer 2006

 

 

Intercultural Studies Faculty Development Grant, International Education, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, summer 2005

 

Intercultural Studies Faculty Development Grant, International Education, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, summer 2004

 

Scholarly Travel Grant-in-Aid, Research and Development Center, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, summer 2004

 

Scholarly Travel Grant-in-Aid, Research and Development Center, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, summer 2002

 

My article �Effective work/life strategies: Working couples, work conditions, gender, and life quality,� coauthored with Phyllis Moen, was identified as one of the top 20 articles published in 2000 during the process of selecting the winner of the 2001 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.

 

Scholarly Travel Grant-in-Aid, Research and Development Center, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, summer 2000

 

Department Travel Grants, Department of Anthropology/Sociology, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, summer 2000

 

Faculty Teaching Development and Renewal Grant, Faculty Teaching and Learning Center, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, summer 1999

 

Scholarly Travel Grant-in-Aid, Research and Development Center, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, summer 1999

 

Department Travel Grants, Department of Anthropology/Sociology, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, summer 1998

 

Graduate Research Assistantship, College of Social Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1990-1996.

 

Congress of Graduate Students Travel Award, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 8/1996.

 

Senior Social Sciences Graduate Research Travel Award, College of Social Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1993.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Sociological Association, 1992-2000

National Council on Family Relations, 1999-present