Sean-Shong Hwang, Ph.D.

Sean-Shong Hwang
Professor  [205-934-8681| HHB 460A


Ph.D. Sociology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1983
M.A. Sociology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1978
B.A. Sociology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1974

Research and Teaching Interests: Demography, Human Ecology/Urban Sociology, Race and Ethnic Relations, Research Methodology

Undergraduate Courses Taught: Contemporary China, Population Problems, Social Statistics, The Research Experience

Graduate Courses Taught: Methodology in Social Research, Race and Ethnicity, Demography, Survey Research, Techniques for Population Analysis

Recent Publications: 

Cao, Yue, Sean-Shong Hwang, and Juan Xi. In Press. "Project-induced Displacement, Secondary Stressors, and Health." Social Science & Medicine.

Hwang, S.S., Y. Cao, and J. Xi. 2011. "The Short-Term Impact of Involuntary Migration in China's Three Gorges: A Prospective Study." Social Indicators Research. 101: 73-92.

Hwang, S.S., J. Xi, and Y. Cao. 2010. "The Conditional Relationship between English Language Proficiency and Earnings among U.S. Immigrants." Ethnic and Racial Studies 39:1620-1647.

Hwang, S.S., Y. Cao, and J. Xi 2010. "Project-induced Migration and Depression:  A Panel Analysis." Social Science & Medicine 70: 1765-1772.

Hwang, S.S., and J.Xi. 2008. "Structural and Individual Covariates of English Language Proficiency." Social Forces 86: 1079-1104.

Hwang, S.S., J. Xi, X. Feng, Y. Cao, and X. Qiao. 2007. "Anticipation of Migration and Psychological Stress and the Three Gorge Dam Project, China." Social Science & Medicine 65: 1012-24.

Grants Funded:

Co-investigator. "If You Build It, Will They Come? Interactive Effects of Social/Cultural Factors and the Built Environment on Physical Activity among African-American Youth." Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  January 2009 – December 2010.  Budget: $233, 625.

Principal Investigator, "Involuntary Migration in China's Three Gorges." Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health. September 2002 - August 2006. Budget: $688,967.