Susan S. Chuang

Susan S. Chuang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, FRHD
Email: 
schuang@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 x58389
Office: 
Macdonald Institute, Room 133D

Research interests: parenting, fathering, parent-child relationships, child and youth development, culture and immigration

Area: Family Relations and Human Development

Description of research: Dr. Chuang lines of research include parenting, fathering, parent-child relationships, child and adolescent development, and school readiness in various sociocultural contexts (e.g., cross-cultural work on immigrant Chinese Canadian and Mainland Chinese families). Her area of expertise also focuses on settlement and immigration issues. One of her major cross-cultural projects focuses on mothers’ and fathers’ involvement and parenting of young children among Chinese families from Canada, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, Latino families from Paraguay and the United States, and Afro-Jamaican families from Jamaica.

Accepting graduate students:

Fall 2018: Yes

Fall 2019: Yes

Degree-University: 
PhD - University of Rochester

Details on Research Interests

Dr. Susan Chuang is an Associate Professor at the University of Guelph, Ontario. She received her baccalaureate in Criminology and Sociology at the University of Toronto. At the University of Rochester, New York, she received a Masters of Science in Elementary Education, and a Masters of Science and Doctorate in Human Development. She then received post-doctoral training at the National Institutes of Health, Maryland. Dr. Chuang lines of research include parenting, fathering, parent-child relationships, child and adolescent development, and school readiness in various sociocultural contexts (e.g., cross-cultural work on Chinese families in Canada, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan; Latinx families in Paraguay, US; Black families in Jamaica; Brazilian families). Her areas of expertise also focus on settlement and immigration issues. She also provides numerous community workshops for parents with children of various ages, as well as workshops for school-aged children (up to University). She also conducts volunteer workshops for service providers and teachers. The primary goal of the workshops is to bring greater attention to mental health issues and encouraging individuals to be mindful and critically reflective of themselves as they are of others. She is currently the Series Editor for Springer Science+Business Media on the Advances on Immigrant Families Research. She has edited two books for the series, Gender Roles in Immigrant Families (2013) (with Dr. Catherine Tamis-LeMonda, New York University, US) and Parental Roles and Relationships in Immigrant Families: An International Approach (with Dr. Catherine Costigan, University of Victoria, Canada). Edited and authored books in this series will be forthcoming over the next decade. She has organized six international conferences, On New Shores conferences, on immigrant families. These conferences included leading scholars from various disciplines as well as non-academic delegates (e.g., community and governmental agencies). 

Ph.D., Human Development, University of Rochester, US
M.S., Human Development, University of Rochester, US
M.S., Elementary Education, University of Rochester, US
B.A., Criminology & Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada

Edited Books

Chuang, S. S., Johnson, D. L., & Glozman, J. (Eds.) (under contract). Re/formation and identity: The intersectionality of development, culture, and immigration. New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media.

Chuang, S. S., & Costigan, C. L. (Eds.) (2018). Parental roles and relationships in immigrant families: An international approach. New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media.

Chuang, S. S., & Tamis-LeMonda, C. S. (Eds.) (2013). Gender roles in immigrant families. New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media.

Chuang, S. S., & Moreno, R. P. (Eds.) (2011). Immigrant children: Change, adaptation, and cultural transformation. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

 

Textbook

Berger, K. S., & Chuang, S. S. (2014). Invitation to the life span. Canadian Edition. Second edition. New York, NY: Worth Publishers. (* first Canadian edition)

 

Journals

Chuang, S. S., Glozman, J., Green, D. S., & Rasmi, S. (2018). Family dynamics and relationships in Chinese families: A critical ecological approach. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 10, 367-383. doi:10.1111/jftr.12257

Glozman, J., & Chuang, S. S. (2018). Multidimensional acculturation and identity of Russian-speaking youth in Canada: The role of parents. Journal of Adolescent Research, 33, 1-25. doi:10.1177/0743558418767624

Rasmi, S., Chuang, S. S., & Hennig, K. (2015). Seeing eye-to-eye in Arab Canadian families: Emerging adult perspectives. Journal of Adolescent Research, 30, 1-28. doi:10.1177/0743558416630814

 

Book Chapters

Glozman, J., & Chuang, S. S. (accepted). Identity and belonging: The role of the mesosystems in the adaptation of Russian-speaking immigrant youth in Canada. In H. Chu & B. Thelamour (Eds.), Navigating systems: A multidisciplinary approach to immigrant family ecologies. New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media.

Chuang, S. S., Li, X., & Huang, S. (accepted). Immigrant Chinese families from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan: From past to present. In R. Moodley, S. Akram, & U. Gielen (Eds.), Asian families in North America. New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media.

Chuang, S. S., & Costigan, C. S. (2018). Current perspectives on family dynamics and relationships: The intersection of culture and immigration. In S. S. Chuang & C. S. Costigan (Eds.), Parental roles and relationships in immigrant families: An international approach. New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media.

Chuang, S. S., & Zhu, M. (2018). Where are you Daddy?: An exploration of father involvement in Chinese families in Canada and Mainland China. In S. S. Chuang & C. L. Costigan (Eds.), Parental roles and relationships in immigrant families: An international approach. New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media.

Chuang, S. S. (2018). The complexities of immigration and families: Theoretical perspectives and current issues. In B. Fiese (Ed.), APA handbook of contemporary family psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Chuang, S. S., & Green, D. S., & Moreno, R. P. (2018). Culture. In M. Bornstein (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of lifespan human development (pp. 502-506). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Chuang, S. S., & Ghassemi, E. (2018). Immigration. In M. Bornstein (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of lifespan human development (pp.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Chuang, S. S., Glozman, J., & Moreno, R. P. (2018). Ethnicity. In M. Bornstein (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of lifespan human development (pp. 778-781). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.