Gracia Liu-Farrer is associate professor at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Japan. Her research examines the economic, social, and emotional lives of contemporary Chinese immigrants in Japan and their transnational career practices and living arrangements. She also investigates the labor market outcomes of international students in the Asia-Pacific.

Her latest publications include an article on the Chinese community in Japan in the book Japan's Minorities: the Illusion of Homogeneity, edited by Michael Weiner (London: Routledge, 2008); "The Burden of Social Capital: Visa-overstaying among Fujian Chinese Students in Japan" in Social Science Journal Japan (2008); and "Educationally Channeled International Labor Migration: Post-1978 Student Mobility from China to Japan" in International Migration Review (2009).

Gracia Liu-Farrer holds a Ph.D in sociology and an M.A. in education from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in English from Fudan University, China.

Last Updated: July 4, 2017