Lisa Sun-Hee Park

Lisa Sun-Hee Park is Professor of Sociology and Director of Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota.  Her research focuses on the politics of migration, race, and social policy. 

Her latest publications include two books:

  1. Entitled To Nothing: The Struggle for Immigrant Health Care in the Age of Welfare Reform (NYU 2011), which investigates the impact of federal welfare and immigration policies on Latina and Asian immigrant women’s prenatal care access.
  2. The Slums of Aspen: Immigrants vs. the Environment in America’s Eden (co-authored with David N. Pellow, NYU 2011), a case study of how environmental initiatives utilize anti-immigrant, population control rhetoric to produce exclusive spaces of privilege within the global economy.  

She is currently working on a new project on medical deportations of low-income disabled immigrants in need of long-term care, as a contemporary application of public charge policy.