Stephanie Chan is a PhD Candidate in Princeton University's Department of Politics. Her dissertation, "Creative Citizenship: The Impacts of Racialized incorporation on Political Participation," examines how immigrants' incorporation is influenced by the racial hierarchy. Using survey analysis, over 40 semi-structured interviews, and a novel survey experiment, she argues that as immigrants incorporate into the United States, the rates and forms of their political participation are shaped by their entry into the American racial hierarchy. To support this dissertation research, she has won funding from the Princeton Behavior Group, Princeton Research in Experimental Social Science (PRESS), and the Multi-Center Dissertation Grant.
Her other research interests include a wide variety of substantive areas and methods from legislative coalitions to public opinion on immigration and from text analysis to network analysis. "The Power of Perception: The Impact of Individual Perceptions of Local Immigrant Population Levels on Immigration Policy Views", which is coauthored with Tanika Raychaudhuri and Ali Valenzuela, won the APSA Best Poster Award. She has presented at the American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Political Networks Conference, Northeastern Political Science Association, Southern Political Science Association, and New England Political Science Association.