PhD Candidate Profile

Chien, Yi-Chun

Email Address

yichun.chien@utoronto.ca

Website

individual.utoronto.ca/yichunchien

Major

Political Theory

Minor

Comparative Politics

Supervisor(s)

Ito Peng
Joseph Wong

Chien, Yi-Chun

Dissertation:

Long-Term Care and Migrant Workers: Comparing Migrant Care Worker Policies in Taiwan and South Korea

Biography

Yi-Chun Chien is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, and was previously a Research Fellow at the Asiatic Research Institute at Korea University and a Visiting Researcher at the Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies in Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Yi-Chun’s doctoral dissertation, titled “Rights to Settle: Comparing Migrant Care Worker Policies in Taiwan and South Korea,” investigates the relationship of the welfare state, care work and international migration in the context of East Asia. Her broader research interests include gender politics, East Asian social policies and the philosophy of emotions. Yi-Chun received her Bachelor degree in Political Science from National Taiwan University and her Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto. She is currently a Doctoral Associate in the Gender, Migration, and the Work of Care Project at the University of Toronto.

Publications

“The Making of ‘Skilled’ Overseas Koreans: Transformation of Visa Policies for Co-Ethnic Migrants in South Korea,” with Sohoon Lee, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies doi:10.1080/1369183X.2016.1273102 (online 2016 December)

Emotions, Community, Citizenship: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives, co-edited with Rebecca Kingston, Kiran Banerjee, James McKee and Constantine Christos Vassiliou, University of Toronto Press, Canada (forthcoming, 2017)

“Introduction,” (with Rebecca Kingston and Kiran Banerjee) in Emotions, Community, Citizenship: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives, University of Toronto Press, Canada (forthcoming, 2017).

“Family policy models: East Asian Cases,” with Ito Peng, Handbook of Child and Family Policy, edited by Guðný Björk Eydal and Tine Rostgaard, Edward Elgar Publishing (forthcoming, 2017).
“Family policy models: East Asian Cases,” with Ito Peng, Handbook of Child and Family Policy, edited by Guðný Björk Eydal and Tine Rostgaard, Edward Elgar Publishing (forthcoming, 2017).

Research Interests

Migration and Citizenship; Welfare State; Social Care Policy; Migrant Care Worker; East Asia.

Previous Degrees

MA in Political Science, University of Toronto;
MA and BA in Political Science, National Taiwan University

Teaching Experience

Guest Lectures:
POL 215Y “Democratization in Taiwan” at University of Toronto
POL 373Y “Compassion and Empathy” at University of Toronto

Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto,
POL101Y (Democracy, Dictatorship, War and Peace);
POL215Y (Politics and Transformation of Asia-Pacific);
POL 373Y (The Emotions and Political Theory).
JMC301Y (State and Society in 20th Century China);
JPA331Y (Issues in Contemporary Chinese Politics).