College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Kelly Haesung Chong

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Sociology
Associate Professor
Associate Chairperson
Ph.D., Sociology, University of Chicago
Primary office:
Fraser Hall
Room 748
University of Kansas
Sociology, 1415 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7556

Gender, religion, race and ethnicity, and East Asian studies; politics of gender and conversion in contemporary South Korean evangelicalism


Ph.D., Sociology, University of Chicago

M.I.A., International Affairs, Columbia University

M.A., East Asian Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana

B.A., English, Cornell University

Teaching Interests

  • Gender
  • Religion
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Asian American Studies
  • Asian Studies

Research Interests

  • Sociology of Gender
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • East Asian Studies
  • Asian American Studies
  • International Migration

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CEAS offers an M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies.This interdisciplinary degree focused on 20th and 21st century East Asia provides students with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of a selected East Asian country (China, Korea, Japan); a broad knowledge of modern East Asia; and social science research skills and methods appropriate to international area studies. For more information click here, or contact Ayako Mizumura, CEAS Assistant Director: or 785-864-1478.

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