Susan S. Chuang

Associate Professor
Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition
Email: 
schuang@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 x58389
Office: 
Macdonald Institute, Room 133D

Research interests: parenting, fathering, parent-child relationships, child and youth development, culture and immigration

Area: Family Relations and Human Development

Description of research: Dr. Chuang lines of research include parenting, fathering, parent-child relationships, child and adolescent development (e.g, mental health), and school readiness in various sociocultural contexts (e.g., cross-cultural work on immigrant Chinese Canadian and Mainland Chinese families). Her areas of expertise also focus on settlement and immigration issues. One of her major cross-cultural projects explores mothers’ and fathers’ involvement and parenting of young children among Chinese families from Canada, Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, Latino families from Paraguay and the United States, and Afro-Jamaican families from Jamaica. She is also interested in mental health, family dynamics and functioning in a variety of family structure and contexts. She also engages with various local organizations and offers parenting, youth workshops on a variety of topics.

Always open to accepting new students!

Degree-University: 
PhD - University of Rochester

Details on Research Interests

Dr. Susan Chuang is an Associate Professor at the University of Guelph, Ontario. She received her baccalaureate in Criminology and Sociology at the University of Toronto. At the University of Rochester, New York, she received a Masters of Science in Elementary Education, and a Masters of Science and Doctorate in Human Development. After graduateion, she was a post-doctoral fellow for three years at the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Maryland. Dr. Chuang lines of research include parenting, fathering, parent-child relationships, child and adolescent development, and school readiness in various sociocultural contexts (e.g., cross-cultural work on Chinese families in Canada, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan; Latinx families in Paraguay, US; Black families in Jamaica; Brazilian families). Her areas of expertise also focus on settlement and immigration issues. She also provides numerous community workshops for parents with children of various ages, as well as workshops for school-aged children (up to University). She also conducts workshops for service providers and teachers. Workshops are at no cost. The primary goal of the workshops is to bring greater attention to mental health issues and encouraging individuals to be mindful and critically reflective of themselves as they are of others. She is currently the Series Editor for Springer on the Advances on Immigrant Family Research. She has edited four books for the series, as well as other edtied books for Lexintong Books. She has organized six international conferences, On New Shores conferences, on immigrant families which has attracted leading scholars from various disciplines as well as non-academic delegates (e.g., community and governmental agencies). 

Ph.D.,   Human Development, University of Rochester, US
M.S.,     Human Development, University of Rochester, US
M.S.,     Elementary Education, University of Rochester, US
B.A.,      Criminology & Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada

Edited Books

Chuang, S. S., Moodley, R., Gielen, U. P., & Pall, S. (Eds.) (in press). Asian families in Canada and the United States: Implications to mental health and wellbeing. Springer.

Johnson, D. L., Chuang, S. S., & Glozman, J. (Eds.) (to be submitted in 2020). Re/formation and identity: The intersectionality of development, culture, and immigration. Springer.

Chuang, S. S., & Costigan, C. L. (Eds.) (2018). Parental roles and relationships in immigrant families: An international approach. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71399-1

Chuang, S. S., & Tamis-LeMonda, C. S. (Eds.) (2013). Gender roles in immigrant families. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6735-9

Textbook

Berger, K. S., & Chuang, S. S. (2014). Invitation to the life span. Canadian Edition. Second edition. New York, NY: Worth Publishers. (* first Canadian edition)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Chuang, S. S., & Gielen, U. P. (in press). The complexities of Asian families from around the world: Creating new lives in Canada and the United States. In S. S. Chuang, R. Moodley, U. P. Gielen, & S. Akram (Eds.), Asian families in Canada and the United States: Implications for mental health and wellbeing. Springer.

Chuang, S. S., Li, X., & Huang, C.- Y. (in press). Chinese families from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. In S. S. Chuang, R. Moodley, U. P. Gielen, & S. Akram (Eds.), Asian families in Canada and the United States: Implications for mental health and wellbeing. Springer.

Chuang, S. S., Li, X., Huang, C.- Y., & Hu, Y. (in press). Critically assessing the methodological challenges of exploring Chinese immigrant fathers. In S. S. Chuang, R. Moodley, U. P. Gielen, & S. Akram (Eds.), Asian families in Canada and the United States: Implications for mental health and wellbeing. Springer.

Gielen, U. P., Chuang, S. S., Moodley, R., & Talbot, S. B. (in press). Comparing and contrasting Asian families in Canada and the United States. In S. S. Chuang, R. Moodley, U. P. Gielen, & S. Akram (Eds.), Asian families in Canada and the United States: Implications for mental health and wellbeing. Springer.

Glozman, J., & Chuang, S. S. (in press). A model of the multidimensional acculturation of Russian-speaking immigrant youth in Canada. In D. L. Johnson, S. S. Chuang, & J. Glozman (Eds.). Re/formation and identity: The intersectionality of development, culture, and immigration. Springer.

Chuang, S. S., Huang, C.- Y., Li, X., Shen, A. C.- T., Zhu, M., Ng, A., & Feng, J. Y. (2020). “Location, location, location”: Contextualizing Chinese families in three geolocations. In H. Chu & B. Thelamour (Eds.), Conceptual and methodological approaches to navigating immigrant ecologies. Springer.

Glozman, J., & Chuang, S. S. (2020). Identity and belonging: The role of the mesosystems in the adaptation of Russian-speaking immigrant youth in Canada. In H. Chu & B. Thelamour (Eds.), Conceptual and methodological approaches to navigating immigrant ecologies. Springer.

Green, D. S., & Chuang, S. S. (2020). A critical exploration of biological and social fathering among Afro-Caribbean fathers. Family Relations.

Chuang, S. S. (2019). The complexities of immigration and families: Theoretical perspectives and current issues. In B. H. Fiese, M. Celano, K. Deater-Deckard, E. N. Jouriles, & M. A. Whisman (Eds.), APA handbooks in psychology. APA handbook of contemporary family psychology: Applications and board impact of family psychology (pp. 437-455). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000100-027

Green, D. S., Chuang, S. S., Parke, R. D., Este, D. C. (2019). Multidimensionality and complexities of fathering: A critical examination of Afro-Jamaican fathers’ perspectives. Sex Roles, 81, 576-593. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-019-1012-2

Chuang, S. S., & Costigan, C. L. (2018). Current perspectives on family dynamics and relationships: The intersection of culture and immigration. In S. S. Chuang & C. L. Costigan (Eds.), Parental roles and relationships in immigrant families: An international approach (pp. 1-8). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71399-1_1

Chuang, S. S., Glozman, J., Green, D. S., & Rasmi, S. (2018). Parenting and family relationships in Chinese families: A critical ecological approach. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 10, 367-383. https://doi.org/10.1111/jftr.12257

Chuang, S. S., & Zhu, M. (2018). Where are you Daddy?: An exploration of father involvement in Chinese families in Canada and Mainland China. In S. S. Chuang & C. L. Costigan (Eds.), Parental roles and relationships in immigrant families: An international approach (pp. 11-30). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71399-1_2

Chuang, S. S., & Green, D. S., & Moreno, R. P. (2018). Culture. In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of lifespan human development (pp. 502-506). Sage. http://dx.doi.org.subzero.lib.uoguelph.ca/10.4135/9781506307633.n190

Chuang, S. S., & Ghassemi, E. (2018). Immigration. In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of lifespan human development (pp.1106-1109). Sage. http://dx.doi.org.subzero.lib.uoguelph.ca/10.4135/9781506307633.n418

Chuang, S. S., Glozman, J., & Moreno, R. P. (2018). Ethnicity. In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of lifespan human development (pp. 778-781). Sage. http://dx.doi.org.subzero.lib.uoguelph.ca/10.4135/9781506307633.n291

Glozman, J., & Chuang, S. S. (2018). Multidimensional acculturation and identity of Russian-speaking youth in Canada: The role of parents. Journal of Adolescent Research, 34(4), 464-488. https://doi.org/10.1177/0743558418767624

Rasmi, S., Chuang, S. S., & Hennig, K. (2017). Seeing eye to eye in Arab Canadian families: Emerging adult perspectives. Journal of Adolescent Research, 32, 263-290. https://doi.org/10.1177/0743558416630814

Area of Research

Family Relations and Human Development