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

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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 graduation, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Maryland. Dr. Chuang's first line of research includes 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; Latina/o families in Paraguay, US; Black families in Jamaica; Brazilian families). Her second line of research focuses on settlement and immigration issues. A third line of research explores intimate partner violence against men, false allegations, child custody and access, high conflict relationships, parental alienation, and their impact on individual and family well-being. She is currently the Series Editor for Springer on the Advances on Immigrant Family Research. She has edited four books for the series (three as lead editor), as well as other edited books for Lexington Books. She is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Family Psychology. She also provides numerous community workshops for parents with children of various ages, as well as workshops for school-aged children, youth, and emerging adults. 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 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) from around the world. 

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 2021). 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)

Selected Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Glozman, J., & Chuang, S. S. (accepted). 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., & Gielen, U. P. (2021). 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. (2021). 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. (2021). 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. (2021). 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.

Li, X., Yang, H., Huang, C.- Y., & Chuang, S. S. (2021). Beyond WEIRD-centric theories and perspectives: Masculinity and fathering in Chinese societies. Journal of Family Theory & Review.

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12479

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., 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