Sociology and Social Policy
Amanda Cheong is a first year Ph.D. student in Sociology and Social Policy. Her academic and humanitarian interests focus on the human rights crisis of the statelessness, most notably, the political mobilizations and rights claims-making strategies of stateless communities. She is also interested in the related issues of ethnic politics, immigration and citizenship policy, and undocumented migration. Her undergraduate thesis on the civic attitudes of stateless Chinese-Bruneian immigrants earned a 2013 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Award for Statelessness Research. Prior to coming to Princeton, Amanda engaged with questions of immigrant integration from a community-based research perspective in her hometown of Vancouver, Canada, and interned for a local child rights legal advocacy organization in Malaysia. She graduated from the University of British Columbia as valedictorian with a BA Honours in Sociology in 2012, and was awarded a Liman Fellowship in 2014.