Carolyn Choi

Assistant Professor in the Effron Center for the Study of America
Office Phone
216 Morrison Hall

Ph.D., University of Southern California

M.Sc., London School of Economics

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles


Carolyn Choi (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at the Effron Center for the Study of America at Princeton University. She obtained her PhD in sociology from the University of Southern California in 2021 and has held postdoctoral positions in Asian American Studies and Korean Studies at Dartmouth College and the University of California at Los Angeles, respectively. Carolyn's research focuses on how empire, gender, class, nation, and educational politics intersect and her current book project explores the stratified experiences of South Korean youth educational and labor mobilities across militarized, settler and intra-Asian contexts including the Philippines, Australia, the United States, and Saipan. Carolyn is a former Fulbright and Department of Education fellow and has published in the International Migration Review, Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory, Sexualities, Global Networks, positions: asia critique, AAPI Nexus Journal, and Social & Cultural Geography. Carolyn also writes children’s books on feminism and intersectionality and is co-author of IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All and Love Without Bounds: An IntersectionAllies Book about Families.