Professor Shiao received his B.A. in Women's Studies from Brown University in 1991, and his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1998. He joined the University of Oregon faculty as an Assistant Professor of Sociology in 1998, spent a year at Dartmouth College as an Associate Professor of Sociology, and rejoined the UO faculty in 2009. His scholarship has examined significant cases of interracial relations in the United States, with a recurring emphasis on the experiences of Asian Americans. These cases have included the rise of diversity policies in the 1990s among nonprofit organizations, the racial/ethnic identities and life experiences of international adoptees, and the role of interracial intimacy in contemporary race relations. His research has primarily employed qualitative methods within a mixed-methods approach that bridges quantitative and qualitative research and has received funding from the Russell Sage Foundation and the National Science Foundation.
- philanthropic diversity policy
- racial/ethnic identity of transracial adoptees
- social segregation and interracial intimacy
- race/ethnicity and genetics
- race & ethnicity
- Asian American studies
- research methods
Shiao, Jiannbin Lee, Thomas Bode, Amber Beyer, and Daniel Selvig. 2012. “The Genomic Challenge to the Social Construction of Race.” Sociological Theory. 30(2): pp. 67-88. (Lead article)
Tuan, Mia and Jiannbin Lee Shiao. 2011. Choosing Ethnicity, Negotiating Race: Korean Adoptees in America. New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press.
Shiao, Jiannbin Lee and Mia H. Tuan. 2008. “'Some Asian men are attractive to me, but for a husband…': Korean Adoptees and the Salience of Race in Romance.” Du Bois Review. 5(2): pp. 259–285.
Shiao, Jiannbin Lee and Mia H. Tuan. 2008. “Korean Adoptees and the Social Context of Ethnic Exploration.” American Journal of Sociology. 113 (4): pp. 1023-1066.
Shiao, Jiannbin Lee. 2005. Identifying Talent, Institutionalizing Diversity: Race and Philanthropy in Post-Civil Rights America. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press.