Christine B. N. Chin
School of International Service
- Dr. Chin’s research and teaching interests are in the political economy of transnational migration, Southeast Asian studies and intercultural relations. She is the author of In Service and Servitude: Foreign Female Domestic Workers and the Malaysian 'Modernity' Project, and has published in international academic journals such as International Feminist Journal of Politics, Third World Quarterly, and International Studies Perspective. Her most recent book, Cruising in the Global Economy: Profits, Pleasure and Work at Sea, examines the relationship between flag states, cruise lines, port communities, middle class consumers and foreign migrant workers in the global expansion of cruise tourism. Her current research project focuses on the relationship between transnational migrant labour and communities in global cities. Dr. Chin is the recipient of various teaching awards at the school and university levels: the most recent is American University’s 2010 Outstanding Teaching in a Full-Time Appointment Award.
DegreesPhD, American University
- SIS - School of International Service
- SIS - 235A
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Professor Chin's research and teaching interests are in the political economy of transnational migration, Southeast Asian studies and intercultural relations.
- Cruising in the Global Economy: Profits, Pleasure and Work at Sea. Ashgate Press, 2008.
- "Diversification and Privatization": Securing Insecurities in the Receiving Country of Malaysia in Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 9, 4 (2008): 285-303.
- "Labour Flexibilisation at Sea: The 'Mini U[nited] N[ations] Crew on Cruise Ships"in International Feminist Journal of Politics 10, 1 (2008): 1 – 18. 2007).
- In Service and Servitude: Foreign Female Domestic Workers and the Malaysian 'Modernity' Project. Columbia University Press, 1988.
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
- American University Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching in the General Education Program
- American University Outstanding Professor Award in the University Honors Program
Work In Progress
- Tourism and International Relations
- West African Migrants and Global Cities
Area of Expertise: Global tourism, international migration, gender and development in Southeast Asia, intercultural communication, international education
Additional Information: Christine Chin's most recent book is Cruising in the Global Economy: Profits, Pleasure and Work at Sea (Ashgate, 2008). In 2010, she received the American University Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching in a Full-Time Position.\
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