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Kristy Shih, Ph.D.

  • Education
  • PhD, University of California, Riverside - Sociology (2011)
  • MA, University of California, Riverside - Sociology
  • MS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - Human Development & Family Studies
  • BA, University of Richmond - Psychology and Sociology
  • Courses Taught
  • HDF 110: Oppression - Roots and Impact
  • HDF 212: Families in Cultural Perspective
  • HDF 397: Special Topics - Global Families
  • HDF 411: Families in Social, Legal and Political Contexts
  • HDF 602: Professional Development II - Diversity in HDFS
  • HDF 603: Human Diversity Within and Between Families
  • Research Interests
  • Racial and ethnic minority families
  • Immigrant and transnational families
  • Gender and power dynamics
  • Intergenerational family relationships
  • Family diversity
  • Intersectionality and social inequalities
  • Selected Publications
  • Kang, H., & Shih, K. Y. (in press). “Actions speak louder than words”: Korean American emerging adults’ perceptions and meaning-making of their parents’ instrumental aspects of parenting. Journal of Family Issues. 10.1177/0192513X16676856

  • Shih, K. Y. (2017). Addressing power and resistance with Chinese American daughters-in-law and their immigrant mothers-in-law. In K. Quek & S. Fang (Eds.), Transition and Change in Collectivist Family Life – AFTA Springer Briefs in Family Therapy. 

  • Shih, K. Y., & Pyke, K. (2016). Seeing mothers-in-law through the lens of the mothering ideology: An interview analysis of Taiwanese, Taiwanese American, and Mexican American daughters-in-law. Journal of Family Issues, 37, 1968-1993. 10.1177/0192513X15570319

  • Shih, K. Y. (2016). Transnational families. In Shehan, C. (Ed.), The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies. NJ: Wiley Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781119085621.wbefs177

  • Shih, K. Y., & Kang, H. (2016). Asian American families. In Shehan, C. (Ed.), The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies. NJ: Wiley Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781119085621.wbefs293

  • van Eeden-Moorefield, B., & Shih, K. (2015). Family diversity. In G. Ritzer (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd Edition. NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Shih, K. Y., & Pyke, K. (2010). Power, resistance, and emotional economies in women’s relationships with mothers-in-law in Chinese immigrant families. Journal of Family Issues, 31(3), 333-357. 10.1177/0192513X09350875

                  *Reprinted in Shehan, C. (Ed.) (2016). The Family Issues Reader. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

  • Coltrane, S., & Shih, K. Y. (2010). Gender and the division of labor. In J. Chrisler & D. McCreary (Eds.), Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology (pp. 401-422). NY: Springer.

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