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. She is also the author of two additional books.
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. Cosmopolitan Sex Workers: Women and Migration in a Global City examines the complex relationship between transnational migrant women and sex work in sex industries of 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.