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Research Topic

Race, Status, Authenticity, and Stereotyping in College Admissions


Tiffany Huang

School of Arts & Sciences


Tiffany J. Huang recently completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University. Her research focuses on race and immigration, examining the outcomes and racialization of immigrants and the second generation, as well as intergroup relations. Her dissertation examined how people navigate identity and diversity in the college application process. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and Ethnic and Racial Studies. Tiffany previously worked at the National Association of County and City Health Officials and as a Public Health Associate Program fellow at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Postdoc Appointment

  • Sociology
Penn Faculty Mentor
  • Wendy Roth Ph.D.


  • 2021, Ph.D., Sociology, Columbia University
  • 2014, MPH, Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • 2010, B.S., Public Health and French, University of California at Berkeley
Disertation Title

Private College Consultants, Race, Class, and Inequality in College Admissions

Research Advisors
  • Jennifer Lee Ph.D.