Chunyan Song


Chunyan Echo Song is Professor of Sociology at California State University, Chico. She was born and raised in Shandong, China. Chunyan can be pronounced approximately as “tree-yan” in English. She also goes by her middle name “Echo” to spare new friends the trouble with her problematic first name. She has a B.A in English and Literature from Beijing Language & Culture University. In 2005, she received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Arizona State University. She teaches the following classes on a regular basis: SOCI/AAST 152 Asian American Experience, SOCI310 Social Research Methods, SOCI315 Social Science Statistics, SOCI354 Ethnicity and Nationalism, and SOCI370 Population & Migration. Her research interests and publications are on educational performance among immigrant youth, sociology of family, and demography. Over the time, her research interests have shifted. Since 2009, she has been working on a collaborative research project to compare child feeding practices in three cultures: China, Japan, and the U.S.