Stephanie Chan is a PhD Candidate in Princeton University's Department of Politics. Her dissertation, "Creative Citizenship: The Impacts of Racialized incorporation on Political Participation," examines how immigrants' incorporation is influenced by the racial hierarchy. Using survey analysis, over 40 semi-structured interviews, and a novel survey experiment, she argues that as immigrants incorporate into the United States, the rates and forms of their political participation are shaped by their entry into the American racial hierarchy. To support this dissertation research, she has won funding from the Princeton Behavior Group, Princeton Research in Experimental Social Science (PRESS), and the Multi-Center Dissertation Grant.

Her other research interests include a wide variety of substantive areas and methods from legislative coalitions to public opinion on immigration and from text analysis to network analysis. "The Power of Perception: The Impact of Individual Perceptions of Local Immigrant Population Levels on Immigration Policy Views", which is coauthored with Tanika Raychaudhuri and Ali Valenzuela, won the APSA Best Poster Award. She has presented at the American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Political Networks Conference, Northeastern Political Science Association, Southern Political Science Association, and New England Political Science Association.

Her teaching experience includes "Introduction to American Politics" as well as "Introduction to Quantitative Analysis". In addition to her research and teaching, She is a co-organizer of the Princeton Women in Political Science. Before coming to Princeton, Stephanie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BA in Political Science in 2017. While at UMass Amherst, she also earned a Letter of Specialization in Data Analytics for Politics and Policy, and a Certificate in International Relations. 

Selected Publications

2016. “Voting and Participation.” In Oxford University Handbook of Political Networks, ed. Jen Victor, Alex Thompson, and Mark Lubell. Oxford University Press (with Meredith Rolfe).

Selected Honors and Awards

American Political Science Association Best Poster Award, American Political Science Association Minority Fellow, Joint Program in Survey Methodology Junior Fellow