University Libraries Hosting Dr. Rosalind Chou for APIDA

By Marketing and Communications | 04-08-2019

COLLEGE STATION (April 2019)- The Texas A&M University Libraries Diversity Advancement Committee is hosting Dr. Rosalind Chou as she gives her talk titled, The Myth of the Model Minority: A Decade Later, and Its Continuing Significance in the US Racial Landscape” on Tuesday, April 23 from 2-3:30pm at Evans Library Room 204E.

The lecture and Q&A event is part of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Rosalind Chou is a Florida native, where her parents emigrated from Taiwan in the 1970s. She attended Florida State University earning a bachelor's degree in sociology. She spent six years working for Eckerd Youth Alternatives at Camp E-Nini-Hassee, a non-profit therapeutic wilderness camp for at-risk girls, before moving to Texas in 2005 for graduate school at Texas A&M University.

Rosalind co-authored the book, The Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism, in 2008 with Joe R. Feagin. She completed my Ph.D. in sociology with an emphasis on race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in May 2010. Rosalind was the 2010-2011 Samuel Dubois Cook Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University.

Currently, Rosalind is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Georgia State University and her second book, Asian American Sexual Politics: The Construction of Race, Gender, and Sexuality, was published in 2012 by Rowman and Littlefield. In July of 2014, a fully revised second edition of Myth of the Model Minority was published. Rosalind’s third book, Asian Americans on Campus: Racialized Space and White Power, was published in August of 2015 by Routledge Press.

The lecture is one of many events planned in the month of April for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month. For more events:

For more information, contact Patrick Zinn, at 979.845.4265 or


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