Christina Chin received her doctorate from the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to coming to Cal State Fullerton, she was a post-doctoral fellow for the Asian American Studies Department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her teaching and scholarly research interests include immigration, racial and ethnic identity, youth, and popular culture. She is also working on a manuscript that examines the construction and negotiation of racial identities, gender roles, and ethnic community building within community organized Japanese American youth basketball leagues. Dr. Chin is also a co-editor of "Asian American Sporting Cultures" (NYU Press - forthcoming). In the classroom, Dr. Chin believes the importance of creating a collaborative learning environment where students take an active and critical approach to their learning.