I am Florida native, where my parents emigrated from Taiwan in the 1970s. I attended Florida State University earning a bachelor's degree in sociology. I spent six years working for Eckerd Youth Alternatives at Camp E-Nini-Hassee, a non-profit therapeutic wilderness camp for at-risk girls, before moving to Texas in 2005 for graduate school at Texas A&M University. I co-authored the book, The Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism, in 2008 with Joe R. Feagin. I completed my Ph.D. in sociology with an emphasis on race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in May 2010. I was the 2010-2011 Samuel Dubois Cook Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University. Currently, I am an Associate Professor of Sociology at Georgia State University and my second book, Asian American Sexual Politics: The Construction of Race, Gender, and Sexuality, was published in 2012 by Rowman and Littlefield. In July of 2014, a fully revised second edition of Myth of the Model Minority was published. My third book, Asian Americans on Campus, was published in August of 2015. My fourth book, Queering the Peach: LGBTQ Experience at a an Urban Southern Campus is forthcoming on Routledge Press.