Professor Kelly H. Chong, Ph.D.

Social and Behavioral Sciences - Sociology
Primary office:
Fraser Hall, 736
University of Kansas
Sociology, 1415 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7556
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Teaching Interests

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

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

Chong, Kelly H. 2020. Love Across Borders: Asian Americans, Race, and the Politics of Intermarriage and Family-Making. Books. New York, NY: Routledge.
Chong, Kelly H. 2019. “‘Theorizing Women’s Consent: Familism, Motherhood, and Middle-Class Feminine Subjectivity in Contemporary South Korea.’” Book Chapters. In Psychology of Patriarchy, 175–94.
Chong, Kelly H. 2017. “‘Asianness Under Construction:’ The Contours and Negotiation of Pan-Ethnic Identity/Culture among Inter-Ethnically Married Asian Americans.” Journal Articles. Sociological Perspectives 60 (1): 52–76.
Chong, Kelly H. 2015. “Feminine Habitus: Rhetoric and Rituals of Conversion and Commitment among Contemporary  South Korean Women.” Book Chapters. In The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism, edited by Simon Coleman and Rosalind Hackett. NY: NYU Press.
Chong, Kelly H. 2013. “The Relevance of Race: Children and Shifting Racial/Ethnic Consciousness Among Interracially Married Asian Americans.” Journal Articles. Journal for Asian American Studies 16 (2): 189–221.
Chong, Kelly H. 2012. “Revisiting Religious Power: Korean Evangelical Church as a Disciplinary Institution.” Book Chapters. In Religion on the Edge: De-Centering and Re-Centering the Sociology of Religion, edited by Courtney Bender, Wendy Cadge, Peggy Levitt, and David Smilde. NY: Oxford University Press.
Konieczny, Mary Ellen, Loren Lybargar, and Kelly H. Chong. 2012. “Theory as a Tool in the Social Scientific Study of Religion and Martin Riesebrodt’s The Promise of Salvation.” Journal Articles. Journal for the Social Scientific Study of Religion 51 (3): 397–411.
Chong, Kelly H. 2011. “Healing and Redomestication: The Reconstitution of the Feminine Self in South Korean Cell Group Rituals.” Book Chapters. In Ritual Practice in Charismatic Christianity, edited by Martin Lindhardt. New York: Berghahn Books.
Chong, Kelly H. 2008. “Coping with Conflict, Confronting Resistance: Emotions and Identity Management during Fieldwork in a South Korean Evangelical Community.” Journal Articles. Qualitative Sociology 31 (4): 369–90.
Chong, Kelly H. 2008. Deliverance and Submission: Evangelical Women and the Negotiation of Patriarchy in South Korea. Books. Harvard University Press.
Chong, Kelly H. 2006. “Negotiating Patriarchy: South Korean Evangelical Women and the Politics of Gender.” Journal Articles. Gender & Society 20 (6): 697–724.
Chong, Kelly H., and Martin Riesebrodt. 1999. “Fundamentalism and Patriarchal Gender Politics.” Journal Articles. Journal of Women’s History 10 (4): 55–77.
Chong, Kelly H. 1998. “What It Means to Be Christian: The Role of Religion in the Construction of Ethnic Identity and Boundary Among Second-Generation Korean-Americans.” Journal Articles. Sociology of Religion 59 (3): 259–86.

Selected Work

AB, A Documentary Film about expressionist artist/poet Albert Bloch. Kansas City. Kansas. 2019

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