Professor of Sociology
Ming-Cheng Miriam Lo’s poverty related research focuses on the health care experiences of low-income immigrants.
Her on-going projects include research on why different immigrant groups develop varying coping strategies for inadequate care, how healthcare challenges gender identities among immigrant women, and whether children of low-income immigrants, as assimilated adults, continue to struggle with issues of mistrust in healthcare professionals.
Lo is the author of Doctors within Borders: Profession, Ethnicity, and Modernity in Colonial Taiwan (University of California Press, 2002). She has published in the Sociology of Health and Illness, Health, Sociological Theory, Politics and Society, Theory and Society, and has recently co-edited the Handbook of Cultural Sociology (Routeldge, 2010).
Her research has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Sociological Association, the CCK Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, and the UC Davis Humanities Institute. From 2008 to 2011, Lo served on the Council of the Comparative and Historical Sociology Section at the American Sociological Association. She serves on the editorial board for the journal Sociological Theory and will be joining the editorial board of Contemporary Sociology in 2012.
Lo received her degree in Sociology from the University of Michigan in 1996.